The Scottish Cup is always something special for Largs Thistle fans and hopefully there is a big turnout on Saturday to cheer on the team.

Largs are going into the cup-tie on some sizzling form after a four goal demolition job at Troon.

Looking at the team-lines before the game, it looked like an experienced Troon outfit, so Largs deserve a lot of credit for that performance.

I was amazed to hear that was Stuart Faulds' first goal in a Thistle jersey. Fans will be hoping for plenty more.

It is also important to note that Largs have now not conceded in two games in the Premier Division.

Although I keep saying they need a bit of experience in defence, credit is due to the performance in recent games.

You always have to be up for the Scottish Cup and it looks like it will be a good game on Saturday.

I am really hoping the fans turn out for the game at Barrfields was it was a disappointing crowd against Rossvale in the last game at Barrfields.

Before that, the boys really put on a good show against Auchinleck and although they lost, clearly Largs are a team who are progressing and evolving, and it is important that supporters get behind this young side.

After reaching the final last season, and with the Scottish Cup being so important, let's all go to Barrfields and cheer on Stuart Davidson's side.

Thistle went on an amazing run last season, and a cup run is so important for the club and also helps to put the town on the map.

* It is interesting to see that Michael Hart is still knocking the goals in for Largs Thistle amateurs.

Michael signed for Largs Thistle in the early 2000s and scored a barrel-load for Thistle.

The chairman at the time, Andy McPherson, helped sign Michael and it was to be a terrific move, rattling in the goals during the season we won the league title. He went on to have an excellent career in the Juniors.q

* Another ex-Largs Thistle player has been making the headlines this week in Ian McCall.

Frank Lovering and I managed to bring him to Barrfields briefly and he played in a pre-season fixture against Petershill near the end of his playing career before he went into management.

It was quite a surprise to see Ian leave Ayr United who are joint top of the Championship for Partick Thistle who are rooted to the bottom.

Ian has managed many clubs throughout his career including Morton and Dundee United, and he won't be daunted.

He must have felt that he had served his time at Somerset Park after over four years in the hotseat and was looking for a new challenge.

I certainly didn't see it coming, but wish him all the best in his new challenge.

* I attended the Greenock Juniors vs Port Glasgow league fixture under the floodlights last Friday evening and there were some ex-Thistle players in action including Jamie Campbell who opened the scoring with a clever chip. Another ex-Thistle player in Dylan McLaughlin, who scored a 94th minute winning goal for Largs against Oakley, was also among the goals for Greenock who ran out 4-3 winners in the derby encounter.