Falkirk’s Louis Longridge not fazed by underdog tag

Falkirk attacker Louis Longridge is more than familiar with the underdog tag the Bairns will take to Ibrox on Sunday.

Rangers are heavy odds-on favourites to take care of the Ladbrokes Championship side and get through to the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final draw.

However, after spending almost six years at Hamilton before joining Falkirk on a permanent basis in January, following a loan spell at the Bairns, Longridge has seen it all before.

“We are underdogs but we will go there and give our all and hopefully we can cause an upset,” he told Press Association Sport.

“It is natural that they will be favourites.

“When I was playing  at Hamilton, it was always predicted that we would go down so I have always been in that category.

“Through the years with Hamilton we managed to cause upsets and get big results on the day.

“It needs everything to click on the day and everyone to a man pulling their weight and doing a job for the team.

“I am confident we can get something from the game.

“We know it is going to be difficult but if the luck is right and everything clicks, you never know what happens.”

Longridge concedes that Rangers’ form has taken an upturn since the turn of the year with just one defeat in nine games

He said: “Rangers are flying at the moment.

“From January, when they made the signings and they have gelled pretty quickly.

“I have seen them in a few games and they are playing free-flowing football.

“We know we will need to defend on the day and try to shut them out and, at the other end, the likes of myself and the forward players we need to take our chances when they come along.

“But it is a big ask for us.”

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