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A special occasion

7 March 2015

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Tom Cairney can't wait to experience the FA Cup quarter-final against Liverpool this Sunday.

The Rovers midfielder knows they'll be underdogs going into the match at Anfield, but having already disposed of Premier League opposition in the competition this season, he sees no reason why they can't pull off another cup shock.

After defeating fellow Championship side Charlton Athletic at the Valley in round three, Rovers then beat top-flight Swansea City and Stoke City en route to the last eight of the competition.

Cairney admits there's a real cup buzz in the camp and is relishing what he knows will be a special occasion.
"A quarter-final at Anfield in the FA Cup? You can't ask for much bigger games than that." said the 24-year-old.

"It's going to be a special occasion and all the boys are excited for it, as they should be, as are the staff and especially the fans, because it's 20 years since they won the Premier League there, so there are a lot of omens.

"Our fans will be loud, theirs will be of course as they'll want to get to Wembley with it being Gerrard's last season. It gets you going just thinking about it.

"It will take a lot of hard work, with a slice of luck. Obviously you've got to ride your luck sometimes in games like this, but I also think we've got to be brave to get on the ball and play our football.

"Bolton drew there and Middlesbrough took them to penalties in the Capital One Cup, so we'll definitely go there full of belief and be right at it.

"We know how hard it will be, but hopefully we can get a result."

Missed out on a ticket for Anfield? Then why not watch the big match in Blues Bar this Sunday, doors open from 11.00am.

Rovers Player subscribers can listen to full match commentary online from 3.30pm.

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