AFTER a considerable time in the doldrums suddenly things are looking more hopeful for Cowdenbeath FC.

Recent performances in Ladbrokes League 2 have been encouraging and having failed to get past the first round league clubs enter for the past two seasons, this term's run to round four has been pleasing for the club's loyal fans.

Then the draw for that stage pairing them with the mighty Glasgow Rangers has suddenly brought them into the national football public eye for the right reasons.

There has been a lot of speculation that Central Park might be the venue for a live broadcast on UK television for the Rangers game on January 19/20.

There are three fixtures set to be covered live that weekend and certainly Cowden's tie has more than a touch of what the cup is all about with a David v Goliath billing, and of course, there is also the added incentive for the television companies of Rangers' new boss Steven Gerrard's first ever Scottish Cup-tie.

If the game is chosen for live TV coverage it will see a further cash boost for the Blue Brazil and could see their 'haul' from the tie reach close to six figures.

Indeed, an exciting and interesting time for the Cowden community.