Motherwell: Forbes has high hopes for Scottish Cup Final

Scottish Cup Final: Motherwell’s Ross Forbes: Maybe we’ll be held in same regard as 1991 legends if we beat Celtic

Celtic's Ki is challenged by Motherwell's Ross Forbes during their match at Fir Park Stadium

ROSS FORBES┬áreckons he’ll have a job for life in the Fir Park hospitality suites if Motherwell become Scottish Cup heroes on Saturday.

The 22-year-old midfield player is determined to make the most of the Hampden showcase against a Celtic side he claims have it all to lose.

Forbes is convinced it’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance and insists Stuart McCall’s men can emulate the Cup-winning side of 1991 to become legends.

He said: “Teams like Motherwell don’t get to the Scottish Cup Final every year but Celtic or Rangers usually do.

“So if we can bring the trophy back maybe we’ll be held in the same regard as the 1991 team.

“We’re looking to win it for ourselves and the fans as well. We’ll maybe get jobs for life in the lounges at Fir Park if we do.

“We might never get to another cup final – it has been 20 years since our last Scottish Cup win – so there’s every motivation.

“All the pressure is on Celtic as they need to win. But we’re not going there to make up the numbers.

“Hopefully we can bring the Cup back to Fir Park.”

Well will be underdogs at the National Stadium but Forbes insists the fans have whipped the town into a Cup Final frenzy.

He said: “You can sense a buzz of anticipation. The shops have flags in their windows and there’s bunting on the streets.

“You can tell it’s a big occasion for the whole town and we’ve nearly sold out our allocation. That’s definitely going to help us.

“The fans have paid a lot of money to turn up so you want to give them something to shout about.”

Motherwell can look to their 2-0 win over the Hoops in February as a source of inspiration – and Forbes is adamant they won’t head to Hampden with an inferiority complex.

He said: “We beat them at Fir Park and maybe that shows us how we need to play on Saturday.

“Different factors affect each game but maybe we’ll look back on that win and use that to our advantage.

“We have good attacking players, especially Jamie Murphy and Chris Humphrey out wide.

“If we try to play some nice football then maybe the bigger pitch will suit us.

“We’re going there to win. Anything else will be a disappointment. Nobody expects us to do anything but that maybe suits us.

“You can dream about scoring the winner but whoever plays will go out there and do well. We’re all in it for each other.

“If you’re left out you will still be happy for the people who are playing and get right behind them.

“People say we’ve had ups and downs this season but we’ve reached the top six, got to the semi-final of the League Cup and now the Scottish Cup Final.

“It couldn’t have gone much better – unless we win the final. Then it will be a million times better.”