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Tosh relishing showdown with Dons

SCOTTISH CUP SEMI-FINAL
Venue: Hampden Park Date: Saturday, 12 April Kick-off: 1215 BST
Coverage: BBC Radio Scotland & BBC Sport website with TV highlights on BBC One Scotland - 2230 BST


Queen of the South midfielder Stevie Tosh
Tosh moved to Plamerston Park from Gretna in January 2007

Stevie Tosh will not be dwelling on any regrets he may have about leaving Aberdeen as he prepares to face them in Saturday's Scottish Cup semi-final.

"It means a lot," the Queen of the South midfielder told BBC Sport. "I haven't played them since I left.

"Leaving was maybe a decision that if I could have made again I would never have taken.

"But since I left I've managed to play in Europe and in a Scottish Cup final and I hope I can get to another one."

Tosh, fast approaching his 35th birthday, spent two years at Pittodrie but moved on to Gretna in January 2005.

And he was in the Black & Whites team which famously reached the 2006 Scottish Cup final while in the Second Division, only to lose out to Hearts after a penalty shoot-out.

Tosh will be back at Hampden as Queens contest a major semi-final for the first time in 58 years.

"It will be something special," admitted the veteran, who has also turned out for St Johnstone, Raith Rovers, Livingston and Falkirk.

"Going full-time for the first time this season has certainly helped - we've got everyone together four days a week.

"It's a good bunch of boys with a good manager and it has all come together at the right time for us."

Tosh revealed boss Gordon Chisholm is nicknamed 'Capello', which is more to do with his spectacles than his achievements in the game.

Chisholm may never match the impressive record of the current England manager but Tosh is a big admirer.

"His tactics are always spot on," enthused Tosh. "He looks into everything in detail and training is always good. He's a joy to work for."

Queen of the South have taken care of Peterhead, Linlithgow Rose, Morton and Dundee to reach the last four.

"Obviously, you can only play who you're drawn against," said Tosh.

"People might have fancied a slip-up in the games against Peterhead away and Linlithgow but we got through them and, thankfully, we're in the semi-final."

The First Division side are yet to concede a goal in the tournament, while they have banged in 13 on the way to Hampden.

With a record like that, more than a few punters may fancy Tosh and his team-mates for an upset of their own.




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