Facing Dunfermline holds no fears for Peterhead’s Rory McAllister.
The talismanic striker will be in the Blue Toon line-up taking on the Pars tomorrow at East End Park.
Despite Allan Johnston’s Championship outfit being two divisions higher than the Buchan club and starting the League Cup group stage in imperious fashion with a 6-0 thumping of Elgin, and a penalty shoot-out victory at East Fife on Tuesday, McAllister is not intimidated by facing them.
He said: “Dunfermline will be a tough game, they beat Elgin 6-0 last week and Elgin were one of the top sides in League Two last year.
“But I think we’ll be able to go down there and give them a good run for their money. If we get one chance we can take it and I definitely think we’re good enough to play against these types of players.
“We’ve done it before and we can do it again.
“We’ve played against top Premiership players and won before so I have no fear of playing Dunfermline.”
Jim McInally’s men were not in midweek action but opened their cup campaign with a 1-0 win over East Fife at Balmoor last Saturday.
McAllister netted the only goal of the game and he was impressed with Peterhead’s performance.
And he believes if the men from Aberdeenshire avoid defeat at Dunfermline then they have a good chance of reaching the second round – as they did last year when they topped a group containing Dundee, Dumbarton, East Fife and Forfar Athletic.
After Dunfermline the Blue Toon face Hearts at Balmoor and then Elgin City at Borough Briggs a week on Saturday in the group stage finale.
McAllister added: “We’re just taking it one game at a time because we’re not favourites to go through the group.
“But we won our first game and I think it was the dream start for us. We maybe should have had a couple more goals.
“We looked a good, solid team on Saturday.
“If we can get something out of the Dunfermline game that will be good.
“We beat Dundee last year at home so there’s no reason why we can’t give Hearts a run for their money in the next game on Tuesday at Balmoor.”
Since joining Peterhead in 2011, McAllister has been a prolific marksman and has netted 145 goals, including 26 last season.
After opening his account this term he’s hoping for another goal-laden season, although he hasn’t set any targets.
He said: “It was a good start to the season again for me and I’m hoping for a good few more to help us win the league.
“I don’t have a target in mind, but I always like to think I can do well and if the team plays well I know I’ll score.
“I’m always confident I’ll score when I go on to the pitch.”