TOMMY Sloan is already regarded as one of the best in the junior game but on Sunday, he has the chance to surpass one of its legends.

Former Talbot boss Willie Knox, famed for the unprecedented levels of success he brought to the club, led the club to five Junior Cup wins in the 1980s and 90s.

On Sunday, Sloan has the opportunity to go one better and record a sixth Junior Cup win – and a 25th trophy – as Talbot boss.

After defeat to Pollok on Saturday, Sloan knows exactly what his side need in their week off before they take on Hurlford United at Rugby Park.

The Talbot boss said: “We just need to recharge again, try and concentrate on the good things we’ve been doing. Obviously you look at your opposition, we know them well and they know us well and there are decisions to be made in the team.

“It’s the Scottish Cup final, it’s the game everybody wants to play in.

“I’ll be honest with you, definitely, there are one or two decisions to be made in the side. I need to look at that and how we’re going to approach the game against Hurlford.

“That’s [losing to Pollok] not an excuse. We’ve got a full week to recover. We’ll get on with it, we’ve lost a game. There are reason’s we’ve lost it but you need to do things right.

“If you can’t be up for the Scottish Cup final then you’re never going to be up for nothing.”