Free Transport to Kilmarnock

Last updated : 15 January 2003 By Firparkcorner

For the cup game entry will be £14/£7 and for the SPL game on Wednesday 29th production of a season ticket voucher will enable adults entry for £13 and youngsters will be charges £1.

The club are laying on free busses to the cup game and fans are asked to contact Lynn on 01698 333333 for details of departure times.

Faddy finds the postage stamp at Rugby Park

Terry said, "This is our way of thanking the fans who have stood so loyally by the team since the start of the season. It will be a crunch match with Killie and we will need all the backing we can get".

The SFA have appointed John Underhill to referee the tie.

The squad returned to Fir Park on Monday after a ten-day break. Terry Butcher delivered his first midweek interview of 2003 to the Wishaw Press and he suggests that the team are ready for the second half of the season.

“The break came at the right time for both the players and the coaching staff,” said Butcher.

“December was a really long month for us as we had a particularly heavy schedule to contend with. We achieved some good results to get the confidence going again, but the break gives everyone a chance to rest and come back fit and ready for the second-half of the season.”

Although the squad is now injury free with Keith Lasley back in contention for a place, James McFadden’s four game SPL ban (and Stevie Hammell’s one match ban) will prevent TB choosing his strongest team for a few weeks.

Suspensions will play no part in the third round of the cup and Butcher said, “The game against Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup is first up and that gives us a nice distraction from the league, so we are giving the game our full concentration just now.”

As for the transfer window, Terry said, “We have one or two things happening at the moment with regards to bringing in new players, so I’m hopeful that by the start of next week there will be more news.

“It would be good if we could complete these signings by next week to let them settle in, but we haven’t set a time limit, so if it takes until the end of January then that’s what’ll happen.”