Be the twelfth man

January 17, 2020

The club would like to sincerely thank everyone who has bought tickets for the William Hill Scottish Cup fixture tomorrow. The demand has far exceeded our expectations and the excitement is really starting to build.

 

The players will give everything they have as always, and are looking forward to hearing the support resounding from the Roseburn stand.

 

Prior to the third round fixture against Albion Rovers, we explained that all clubs had received a letter from SFA Chief Executive Ian Maxwell regarding expected levels of conduct. The guidelines cover players, officials, staff and supporters, and show the sanctions that can be levied on clubs if these standards are not met.

 

Unfortunately, there were several incidents during that fixture that were reported to the SFA, and the club has received correspondence regarding this. As such, we will be under scrutiny during our visit to Tynecastle.

 

It is important that our conduct both on and off the park does not raise any further concerns. Everyone knows what is unacceptable, and we are relying on everyone to ensure we show the club in the best possible light. The sanctions that the SFA have are far-reaching, but we would prefer not to find out just how far-reaching.

 

Club captain Sean Crighton has urged the fans to get behind the team in the best way possible.

 

“As players we will perform to the best of our ability with the full knowledge that all our fans are 100% behind us, and we look forward to hearing them.

 

“It’s important that everyone attending the game is able to watch and enjoy in an environment that is both safe and friendly. Onwards and upwards is the only way for the Diamonds.”

 

The club echo Sean's words one hundred percent.

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