N'Koyi up for the cup with IRN-BRU

Saturday 7th October 2017

Dundee United striker and IRN-BRU Cup joint-top scorer Patrick N’Koyi has got off to a fizzing start since arriving on Scotland’s shores in the summer. 

To help keep the goals flowing ahead of the Championship side’s IRN-BRU Cup third-round clash against Northern Irish champions Linfield, the Congolese-Dutch No 9 has taken time out from training to add Scots as his sixth language in a hilarious video. 

Patrick who speaks five languages including French, Dutch and English was filmed receiving a lesson on famous Scottish phrases courtesy of competition sponsors IRN-BRU, such as “gaun yersel” and “it’s pure Baltic”.

Scotland’s other national drink also presented Patrick with a personalised IRN-BRU glass bottle as a welcome gift, together with a selection of traditional Scottish goodies to help make him feel at home as he settles into life at Tannadice.

Last year’s IRN-BRU Cup winners have defeated Cowdenbeath and Alloa Athletic on their way to the third round, with Patrick twice bagging the opening goal and providing the lift his side needed to keep their defence of the trophy on track. 

Linfield will be hoping they can build on their domestic success and become the first cross-border champions of the competition. Fellow Northern Irish side Crusaders will have similar hopes as they head to Forfar's Station Park for their tie with Cove Rangers. 

The game will be televised on BBC ALBA this Saturday, kick-off 5.15pm, with the winners going into the hat for the quarter-final draw on Tuesday 10 October at 1.00pm. 

Watch the laugh-out-loud video of when Patrick gets to grips with the Scots language by visiting IRN-BRU’s Twitter channel @irnbrufootball. 

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