Auchinleck Talbot U18’s are looking forward to a huge Scottish Cup Quarter Final this Friday as they take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Talbot are the last non-pro youth side left in the SFA Youth Cup and paved their way to this stage with wins over Ayr United, Huntly and Deveronvale.

Auchinleck Talbot U18’s manager Scott Campbell says their win over the Honest Men was a highlight of the run.

He said: “We were fortunate enough to get Ayr in the first round and that was our cup final but we actually managed to beat them.

“To be fair to the players 60 per cent of the players have played pro-youth and been released so for them it was a bit of recognition that they are as good as these sides.”

The Bot had a perfect preparation for their trip to the Highlands with a big win in another cup competition.

Auchinleck faced off against Langcraig Blues at the weekend in the quarter-final of the SYFA Scottish Cup at Auchinleck Astro.

The hosts ran out convincing 9-2 winners to seal their place in the semi-final, with Campbell saying his side’s second half display blew their opponents away.

He said: “The players played really well in a typical Scottish Cup tie, both teams were quite at in the first half.

“It was close, I think it was 2-1 going into the second half but then we found ourselves and played the football that we can play.

“We had no injuries as well which was key, so moving into the Inverness game with a fit squad.”

A fit Bot squad will be going into the tie at the Caledonian Stadium looking to set up a potential glamour semi-final against either Celtic, Rangers, Hearts, Hibs, or Aberdeen.

Despite being huge underdogs to progress in the cup, Campbell says he is relishing the chance of a major upset.

He said: “We are definitely going in as the underdogs, which is something we are not used to in the boys club game.

“But it is something I quite relish, the fact that we are underdogs.

"We will go up there to give a good account of ourselves and the players are buzzing for it.”