Buckie Thistle boss Graeme Stewart is hoping his side can cause a stir against Brechin City.
The Championship outfit visit Victoria Park tonight in the first round of the Irn-Bru Cup.
The Jags got back to winning ways on Saturday, beating Wick Academy 5-1 at Harmsworth Park, after losing the previous weekend 3-2 at home to Nairn County. Thistle manager Stewart believes with the Darren Dods’ Hedgemen being part-time like Buckie it gives them a chance.
He said: “They will be working today like us, so it means they won’t have any advantage in terms of fitness but technically and in terms of ability they should be ahead of us because of the level they play at.
“But we’ll have a game plan in place, but because they are a part-time team it gives us a chance.
“It’s a good experience for the players and it’s always good when the Highland League clubs do quite well.
“We will mix the squad up but we want to win the game.”
The Highland League champions have already faced Dundee, Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cowdenbeath in the Betfred Cup group stage this term.
Stewart think this is another game to savour, and added: “It’s a big game for us and we need to go and give a good account of ourselves like we did in the League Cup.”