Peterhead boss Jim McInally has urged his players to embrace the challenge of facing Dunfermline.
The Blue Toon head for East End Park tomorrow to take on the Pars in their second Betfred Cup group match.
McInally’s side began the League Cup with a 1-0 win over East Fife last Saturday at Balmoor.
He is hoping his team can return to Buchan with a positive result, but wants his players to enjoy the game regardless of the outcome.
He said: “We need to go and enjoy the game. The pitch will be lovely and it will be a nice stadium.
“We’ve worked on organisation and shape in training because we know it will be important and we’ll have to work hard without the ball.
“By the same token we also know that we have enough quality in our team to hurt them if we play well.”
After Dunfermline, Peterhead host Hearts on Tuesday. McInally expects tomorrow’s match and the encounter with the Jambos to be tough assignments for his new-look squad but believes they are capable of achieving positive results in both games, giving them a chance to reach the cup’s second round.
He added: “The next two games are a great test for us.
“If we go there and do ourselves proud I think we have a chance of getting something out of the game.
“If we get anything out of the game, who knows what can happen after that because we shocked ourselves last year by winning the group and maybe we can do that again.”
Meanwhile, left-back Ryan Baptie has left the Blue Toon.
He spent the second half of last season on loan at junior team Broxburn Athletic.