JUST months ago Arbroath ‘keeper Scott Morrison was spending his Sunday mornings at his local park turning out for an amateur team.
But fast forward less than two months, the ‘keeper is not only starting week in, week out for the Lichties, he is also playing at Parkhead against Celtic in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.
Morrison was initially brought in as cover after Darren Hill suffered a serious arm injury and is under contract at Gayfield until the New Year.
It is his second stint at the club after also being part of the squad assembled by previous manager John McGlashan.
But after staking a place in the team, the ‘keeper was rewarded with a spot in the starting line-up against Celtic and pulled off a string of remarkable saves to ensure a 1-1 draw and a replay at Gayfield.
And after Saturday’s game Morrison was delighted with the result and his performance.
He said: “This result has really given the boys a lift.
“The first goal was an unfortunate deflection but Malky [Stuart Malcolm] held his hands up for that.
“At half-time we said, if we just keep going you never know what might happen.
“And now at least I can say, that I came to Parkhead and Celtic didn’t score against me!
“I thought the best it would get was playing in the Challenge Cup quarter-final against Stenhousemuir, so this is unbelievable.”
Now attentions turn to the replay which will take place at Gayfield on Wednesday (December 12).
And Scott, who by day is a landscaper, can’t wait.
He added: “It is going to be great for the boys, and I’m sure the replay will be cracking.
“It can be really hard playing midweek, especially when you are working as there can be long long days but that sort of thing comes with the territory.”
l Visit our website www.arbroathherald.co.uk for videos from Saturday’s draw with Celtic at Parkhead.
We have a clip showing the Arbroath players celebrating their momentous result at full-time as well as a video of manager Paul Sheerin giving his post match press conference.
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