Ex-Ibrox favourite aiming for Cup shock to continue fine managerial record
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Former Rangers star could lead his side to a famous Scottish Cup upset

Former Rangers star Kevin Thomson will be eying up a Scottish Cup shock as his Kelty Hearts side take on St Johnstone at New Central Park in what is set to be a great tie.

St Johnstone is the current holder, having also won the Scottish League Cup last season. They are in horrendous form so far this campaign, slumping to the foot of the Premiership table and without a win in 10 matches heading into the tie.

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This will surely give Thomson and his men plenty to ponder as a cup shock could well be on the cards if we are going by current form.

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Kevin Thomson has had an excellent start at Kelty Hearts

The former Ibrox midfielder has begun his senior managerial career with a bang, leading Kelty to the top spot in League Two, with promotion looking increasingly likely with every passing week.

The side drew 2-2 with Edinburgh City last weekend, as the away side equalised during the last minute to secure a point.

The pressure will firmly be on the reigning cup holders as opposed to the Fife side, with Kelty having absolutely nothing to lose ahead of the fourth-round tie.

Kelty has only lost once in their previous 20 matches, and that was a 5-1 thrashing from Annan on Boxing Day.

If the League Two leaders can pull off one of the finest results in their history, then Thomson’s stock will rise even higher.

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It almost seems inevitable that he will be coaching further up the Scottish football pyramid, and with the success, Kelty has had so far this season as they chase an incredible promotion, it won’t be long before another club comes calling.

Meanwhile, a Rangers youngster has joined Partick Thistle on an emergency loan deal.

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