We caught up with Inveraray’s Fraser Watt ahead of this weekend’s match against Glasgow Mid Argyll in the Glasgow Celtic Society Semi-Final…

Fraser, you travel to Glasgow to earn the right to play in a Glasgow Celtic Society Cup Final this Saturday – how are you and the guys feeling ahead of the match?

Yeah everyone’s looking forward to the game Saturday, we’ve been beaten in a good few Celtic cup semi finals over the past few years so there’s a real motivation and hunger in the squad this year to go that one step further and reach the final.

You have 4 in 4 this season – should we be expecting more of the same this weekend?

Hopefully so, as a forward it’s always nice to contribute in whatever way possible and scoring goals gives any player confidence, however come Saturday evening as long as we have our place in the final I’ll not be too bothered who’s scored the goals

Inveraray were last in the Final in 2016, narrowly missing out to Kyles Athletic – you were involved that day, what memories do you have of the match?

The final that day was actually mine and a few of the other boys who are in the squad now’s first senior final so at the time we were all buzzing, obviously losing it was a sore one but the whole occasion and build up to it is why you play shinty so fingers crossed we can give ourselves a day to look forward to come the end of June

National Division shinty for Inveraray this year, what are the targets for the club are you hoping to bounce back at the first time of asking?

100% is to get promoted back to the Premiership, every player wants to play against the best week in week out so that’s definitely our aim, there’s few strong teams like ourselves, Lochaber, Skye, Beauly and Glenurquhart all fighting it out for just the two promotion spots so we understand it’ll be difficult but we believe we have the ability to go up this year and hopefully on top of that doing well in the cups.

If you negotiate your way past GMA it will be either Kyles Athletic or Oban Camanachd – do you fancy your chances at springing an upset?

At the moment – and I know it’s a cliche to say but our focus is totally on Saturday which again will be a tough game, GMA are a strong outfit and we know we will have to be at our best to get past them, then after that we could look at the final and whoever that may be.

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