Stranraer FC prepare for Celtic cup tie

Stranraer FC, Celtic FC. Credit: Stranraer FC, Celtic FC.

Stranraer FC are preparing to do battle with Celtic this Sunday (9 January), in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

The match, which takes place at Stair Park, is expected to bring in at least £100,000 to the Dumfries and Galloway club, because of TV money and a sell-out crowd.

Celtic's Didier Agathe breaks past Stranraer's Sandy Hodge during their Tennent's Scottish Cup 3rd Round match at Stair Park in 2001. Credit: PA

The teams last clashed in 2001, when Celtic ran out 1-4 winners at Stair Park.

Prior to that, you have to look back to 1988, when Celtic were 1-0 winners at home.

But there is confidence in the Stranraer ranks that this won't just be a pay-day for the club.

Stranraer FC training. Credit: ITV Border

Stranraer FC recently re-signed fan-favourite Willie Gibson on an 18-month contract, and the midfielder is looking forward to the test:

Chairman Iain Dougan thinks it'll provide a boost for the town, as well as the club:

Judging by Stranraer FC's Twitter account, the club as a whole are looking forward to the match.

They've been giving some cheeky banter to Celtic on social media, tweeting an image of a sleeping face to a video of Celtic training: