Cove Rangers captain Eric Watson described their start to the Highland League season as “emphatic” and wants it to continue tonight.
The Aberdeen outfit face Rothes at Mackessack Park this evening.
Cove are unbeaten in the league in 13 matches and have amassed 37 points out of 39.
Skipper Watson is happy with their start to the campaign and hopes to continue it against the Speysiders.
He said: “It’s been pretty emphatic, we have maybe huffed and puffed in a couple of games but the league form has been superb.
“There was a lapse in concentration which allowed Fraserburgh a late equaliser but I think we should have been out of sight in that game.
“But we can have no complaints about our league form.”
Cove beat Keith 6-2 on Saturday while Rothes beat Lossiemouth 6-0.
Watson added: “It probably wasn’t our total best on Saturday but we did enough to see out the game which was good. A couple of mistakes led to their goals, so if we can cut that out tonight it will be good.
“Rothes will take advantage if we do make mistakes, they’re much-improved this year. They have brought in some really good all-round Highland League players, so if they are given a chance I think they’ll take it.”
Elsewhere, Fraserburgh host Clachnacuddin at Bellslea.
The Broch were beaten 4-1 on Saturday at Buckie Thistle, but remain second in the league table. Captain Ryan Christie is looking for a response after a disappointing showing at the weekend.
He said: “Against Buckie we had two chances early doors and missed them, and then it was poor defending from ourselves. “We let in three and then the sending off changed the game, so it’s one to forget about.
“The best thing we can get is a game straightaway.
“We’ll get going again and hopefully beat Clach tonight.
“It will be a good physical game. They are a big side and a good side. They are quite far down the league but they have a lot of good players in their team so we’ll need to work hard and be at our best to get something out of it.”