BEECHWOOD Park is gearing up for its biggest attendance in a decade when Auchinleck Talbot face Ayr United in the Scottish Cup.

The fourth round tie on January 19 will be broadcast live on BBC Scotland – a first in the club's 109-year history.

Around 3,100 supporters are expected to attend and Talbot secretary Henry Dumigan reckons it will be the most Beechwood has hosted since 2008.

Dumigan told the Chronicle: "The last time we had a crowd as big would be when we played Cumnock in the quarter-final of the Junior Cup in 2008.

"We're anticipating all the tickets will sell out but you never know with it being on telly. I'd like to think they will sell out.

"The recommendation is to have 1,400 tickets for Ayr supporters and 1,700 for Talbot supporters. There will be segregation in place and we have spoken roughly about it.

"We have to dot the is and cross the ts and there are a couple of meetings arranged with Ayr United, East Ayrshire Council and Police Scotland for January but we're working well together.

"Roy Provan, Ayr's security officer has been appointed as security officer for the match and he will be assisted by our security officer Campbell Peden."

Talbot could potentially rake in a five-figure sum for from the match but Dumigan was unsure just how much they could make.

He added: "It's hard to say how much we'll make from the match but when you get to this stage of the cup, it is financially worthwhile. We might make some of our money back from travelling up to Wick, Cove and Fraserburgh.

"It's going to be a very tough game, we're under no illusions but Talbot are capable. We've gone toe-to-toe with the best in the Highland League. We hope to put on a good show for ourselves and junior football and compete well with them."

Kick-off is at 12.15pm. Tickets will cost £15 for adults, £10 concessions and further information on ticket sales will be made available in due course.