‘Kerrso’ hoping for more cup success

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BRIAN Kerr already knows what it feels like to be a Challenge Cup winner.

And after the Lichties reached the semi-finals with a 1-0 win over Stenhousemuir on Sunday, he is hoping for even more success in the competition.

The midfielder was voted man-of-the-match in the quarter-final victory and he knows it means a lot for the Gayfield club to reach their first national cup semi-final in 53 years.

He told HeraldSport: “It is a great achievement for the club and boys to reach a semi-final.

“We’ve not had a bad start to the season, but then we had a tough result last week, but we have come back here, put in quite a reasonable performance and got the right result.

“This cup is probably the one you have the better chance of a run in so fingers crossed it can continue.”

Kerr was a member of the Dundee side which won the Challenge Cup in 2010 and looking ahead to the draw for the next round, he believes a home tie would be best for the Lichties.

He added: “Obviously there is the possibility of getting Rangers in the next round but we will take anybody in a home draw.

“Of course it would be great financially to get Rangers but we will just have to wait and see.”

The Lichties were eager to book their place in the semi-finals after a poor performance in their last outing saw them suffer a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Queen of the South.

And Kerr said he was delighted with the way the team had bounced back to get a win at the earliest opportunity.

He explained: “It had been a long week waiting for this game to come around but it was a much better performance and result.

“When they went down to 10 men it became more difficult but we still got the result.

“Personally I think I have started OK and it hasn’t been too bad.

“With Scott Robertson playing in midfield he had a bit more of a holding role which gave me the freedom to get up the park which I enjoyed.”

After the game Kerr was congratulated by chairman John Christison after being voted man-of-the-match.