Jim McInally wants Peterhead to once again raise their game against a full-time side.
The Blue Toon take on Airdrieonians in League One at Balmoor tomorrow.
The Buchan club have a good record against full-time outfits.
They beat Airdrie 3-1 at the Excelsior Stadium in October and triumphed 2-1 away to league leaders Livingston two weeks ago.
Boss McInally wants his players to cause a professional side problems again on Saturday.
The manager said: “They’re a full-time team.
“That’s always a negative because we know they’ll be sharp and they’ll be ready.
“It’ll take a big effort from players to get something.
“We know we’re capable of beating them so we just need to get on with it.
“We know their players well enough so we just need to play the way we have been playing but make sure we finish our chances off.”
The encounter sees League One’s two form sides go head-to-head.
Peterhead have won four games out of six in the league – although they did suffer a disappointing 1-0 home loss to Alloa Athletic last weekend.
Mark Wilson’s charges have won five league games in a row, but they lost 2-1 in the Scottish Cup to Livingston last Saturday.
Airdrie are second with 26 points, Peterhead are sixth with 18 points.
The Blue Toon are six points off fourth placed Alloa Athletic who occupy the last play off place and McInally reckons it’s vital to beat fellow play off contenders.
“It’s important we put points on the board and get up there and in amongst the teams who are trying to finish in the play off,” he said.
Striker Rory McAllister is suspended and centre back Ryan Strachan is injured.