Buckie Thistle striker John McLeod reckons they have the firepower to shock Dundee United tomorrow night.
The Tangerines head for Victoria Park in the Betfred Cup group stage.
It will be United’s first competitive match this season but the Highland League champions kicked off with a 4-2 defeat to Cowdenbeath on Saturday.
Tomorrow’s match is the first of three mouthwatering games for the Jags.
On Saturday they face Dundee at Dens Park and next Tuesday they face Raith Rovers at Victoria Park.
McLeod, north football’s top scorer last season with 46 goals believes Buckie have the talent to upset United.
He said: “We have enough pace and firepower to cause problems.
“We love getting draws like this because you never know quite what could happen.
“And going toe-to-toe with the bigger teams we think we can give them a good go.”
McLeod is also taking inspiration from giving another Championship side, Dunfermline, a fright in the third round of the Scottish Cup last season. The Pars prevailed 5-3, but the game wasn’t secure until they scored a fifth in stoppage time.
McLeod added: “Dundee United will probably try to pass the ball around us and hope to tire us out – but I think we can deal with that.”I think we’ll go high tempo and press and try to force them into mistakes and try to capitalise on them as we did against Dunfermline.
“I suppose they should be miles ahead of us. But there are a couple of players in our team who could play at that level, so it will be good to see them playing against a team of that standard.”