Almost a year on from the glitz of the Petrofac Cup final, Peterhead face another massive trip to Hampden.
This time, there will be precious little glamour when they face the national stadium’s regular tenants, Queen’s Park.
The fixture could have a huge bearing on the Blue Toon’s survival chances.
And manager Jim McInally is under no illusions of the importance of this visit to Hampden.
“This is reality, last year was a wee bit of fantasy to a certain extent,” he said.
“Last year was a magical time going into a game of that stature and it was probably once in a lifetime for our club.
“The problem is these things have probably been dwelled on for too long and now they have gone.
“Since then it’s been a poor year for us.
“This game is huge and we know we need to go there and get something out of the game.”
Peterhead have five games to haul themselves out of the relegation play-off spot.
Stranraer are three points ahead of them, while Queen’s Park are only six points clear of the Blue Toon.
Peterhead have drawn their last three while Queen’s Park have seen their last six games end level.
The Balmoor club’s last win was a 4-0 thumping of the Spiders – but that was way back in January.
And the manager knows it is getting to the stage where only three points will do.
He said: “Our results haven’t been worse recently but where we are, you can’t take any positives out of that because draws are no good to us now.”
Defenders Liam Gordon and Craig Reid will miss the game, while keeper Graeme Smith is questionable with a back injury.