Ayr United boss Ian McCall has promised the Dons a tough tussle tonight.
The Honest Men host Aberdeen in the second round of the Betfred Cup.
Former Rangers midfielder McCall accepts they are the underdogs but believes his players will relish the chance to show they can compete with the Dons.
He said: “We always fancy ourselves to do well against anyone at home.
“We have a good mixture of experience and youth and will be doing our best to win the tie.”
McCall boosted their squad by signing young Partick Thistle striker Kevin Nisbet on loan until January.
The 19-year-old, who also spent time on loan at East Stirlingshire last season, scored a hat-trick for the Jags in last week’s Irn-Bru Cup victory over Clyde.
Nisbet was also an unused sub in Partick’s Betfred Cup group stage games.
McCall said: “We needed another striker and Kevin is just what I was looking for.
“He has bags of pace and can run in behind defences.
“He is very highly thought of and has got an eye for a goal.
“He has played a lot of times off the bench for the first team, so his next step is starting.”