Peterhead will take inspiration from last season’s humbling of Hearts as they aim to keep their League Cup dream alive.
The Blue Toon, who have two points after two games, face Stirling Albion at Balmoor tomorrow before hosting Dundee at the same venue on Tuesday.
Winning both matches still might not be enough to reach the last-16 as Group D winners or one of the four best runners-up from the eight groups.
But midfielder Scott Brown says the Buchan outfit still believe they can qualify and wants to deliver two victories to give themselves a chance.
Even though they face Premiership Dundee in their final game, the 23-year-old takes inspiration from humbling Hearts 2-1 at home last season as they look to qualify.
He said: “I think we need two wins to do it.
“We need to beat Stirling on Saturday and then beat Dundee so we’ll see how it goes.
“We are capable, we look at the Hearts game last year and what we did against them.
“And up at Peterhead we feel we can beat anyone – so there’s no reason why we shouldn’t believe in ourselves in these two games.”
Peterhead were beaten 3-0 by Dunfermline at East End Park on Tuesday.
Jim McInally’s side were in the game for long spells but two late goals made the scoreline convincing for the Pars.
Brown feels the loss to the Championship side was good preparation for facing fellow League Two team Stirling Albion tomorrow.
He added: “We’re confident going into Saturday.
“We feel like we will have more of the ball on Saturday.
“On Tuesday it was a lot of hard work done trying to close the game down and make sure we didn’t get played through and we did that well.
“Last year we got beat 5-1 and they are a really good side who are two leagues above us.
“So you understand that they are going to have more of the ball than us.
“But for long spells we felt we were definitely in the game.
“It was a learning experience for us to make sure that we are good at that side of the game.
“We feel that in our league we should have most of the ball.
“But at times we are going to have to dig in and defend.”
Brown also thinks the Blue Toon are preparing well in the League Cup ahead of the new League Two campaign.
He said: “There has been good momentum built up.
“In the first game against Brechin (0-0 draw with Peterhead winning 5-4 on penalties) I thought we were good in spells and then I thought they dominated us in spells as well.
“It’s still early days but it’s been good to the get the minutes under the belt and the main thing for us again this season is the league.”