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Caley Thistle mad Inverness fan living in Hamburg exclaims 'anything can happen' ahead of Celtic clash

By Marko Srsen

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Craig McLean, Jonathon Keith, John Clark and Connor Stewart (before the 2015 Scottish Cup Final)
Craig McLean, Jonathon Keith, John Clark and Connor Stewart (before the 2015 Scottish Cup Final)

An Inverness-born man will be making the long trip from Hamburg in Germany to watch his beloved Caley Thistle take on Celtic in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday at Hampden Park.

Connor Stewart (28) was born and raised in Inverness before moving to Aberdeen to study politics.

The former Millburn Academy continued to attend as many Inverness games as he possibly could, despite living elsewhere.

After university, he spent time looking for jobs before making his final decision to move to Hamburg for work.

Before moving out of his family home, Mr Stewart was a season ticket holder at the club from when he was a small child, up until he left the Highland capital.

He recalls his father taking him and his brother to games frequently when they were small children in the early 2000s, up until he left for his studies.

He said: “My dad used to take me and my brother when we were kids, and I just went to games ever since then.”

Mr Stewart attended the Scottish Cup final in 2015, when he witnessed Caley Thistle lifting their historic first ever Scottish Cup after James Vincent netted a late winner against Falkirk.

As soon as the club beat Falkirk in the semi final of this season’s edition of the cup, he knew that he had to be there once again to witness history.

“As soon as Caley Thistle got to the final, I thought I have to be there,” he said.

When speaking about the potential result, he seemed optimistic, stating: “It’s a one-off game, and anything can happen.”

Mr Stewart looks forward to making the 590-mile trip by plane to see his beloved Caley Thistle play in the final, especially after missing out on the success of the semi final against Falkirk.

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