Formartine player-manager Paul Lawson hopes his players can keep up the standards which have helped them reach the Scottish Cup fourth round when they face Deveronvale tomorrow.
The Pitmedden outfit are set to head for Princess Royal Park, although with snow falling in recent days the match may fall foul of the weather.
If the game does go ahead, United are expected to give a debut to midfielder Andrew Greig who was signed from Brora Rangers earlier this week.
Due to recent bad weather, United’s last match was on November 18 when they beat Forfar 1-0 in the Scottish Cup third round and Lawson hopes that sort of form can be continued.
He said: “It’s going to be difficult for us but we need to make sure we are on our game, and the boys are itching to get back on the park.
“Our last result was a good one and we want to keep that going. I said to the boys at training that we want to keep that up.”
Vale’s last three matches have also been off but prior to that they had won five in a row.
Boss Steve Dolan is in confident mood.
He said: “Formartine will be expecting to come here and win, but we’ll just play our game and see where it takes us.
“They have more experience and are above us in the league but if we play well we have got a chance.”