Buckie Thistle boss Graeme Stewart says the Highland League is their priority this season.
But that won’t stop them trying to take the scalp of Aberdeen in the Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup.
The Jags host the Dons Reserves at Victoria Park tonight.
Paul Sheerin’s team are making their return to the Shire Cup after seven seasons out of the competition.
Stewart expects a difficult game this evening and believes it would be a scalp if Buckie can dump the full-time Reds out of the competition.
The Jags have good memories of the tournament, having won it two seasons ago, and while improving on last term’s seventh-placed league finish is Stewart’s priority, he would like another run in the cup.
He said: “They will be sharp, we’ll be working and they won’t be and our boys will be having to rush from work.
“The league is the most important thing for us.
“We’ll make some changes and give some boys a game, but like every game we want to win.
“We go into every game trying to win. If we could beat Aberdeen it would be a bit of a scalp even though it is their Under-20s team.
“We’re looking forward to it. “We’ve got good memories of this cup and we’d like to win it again.
“We’ll give it everything, but the priority for us this year is the league because we need to improve on last season.”
Buckie started their league campaign on Saturday with a 2-0 home loss to Inverurie Locos, but they did produce some promising play.
Stewart is taking the positives from the season opener and added: “I thought we controlled the game and looked the better team against Inverurie on Saturday.
“It was just unfortunate that we started with a defeat.”
Buckie will be without a number of players tonight, who are still long-term injury casualities.
Captain Kevin Fraser made his comeback on Saturday, but had to hobble off with an ankle problem.
Stewart said: “We’ve got John McLeod, Sam Urquhart, Hamish Munro, Drew Copeland, Craig Cowie and Shaun Wood all still out. We’re miles off it but when they come back we’ll be as strong as any team in the league.”