Lochee United boss George Shields is relishing the prospect of meeting Ayrshire giants Auchinleck Talbot after the pair were drawn together in the semi-final of the Scottish Junior Cup.
The fact Talbot have won the competition a record 11 times does not faze Shields.
“I am quite happy with the draw because on our day we can beat anyone and so have nothing to fear,” said Shields.
“If you are going to win the cup then you have got to beat the best.”
With the first of the two-legged ties at Auchinleck, the Thomson Park outfit face a third successive trip through to the west having accounted for Irvine Meadow and Beith in the previous two rounds.
But as Shields pointed out: “We showed what we are capable of in with our convincing victory over Beith in the quarter-finals.”
He did, however, acknowledge: “It will require the same level of performance we gave at Beith over both legs to progress.
“But, as we did in the last round, we will do our homework and we’ll get the low-down on them from Carnoustie, who they beat in the last round and we’ll have them watched a couple of times.”
In the other semi, Wishaw will meet Hurlford United.
The ties are to be played on the weekends of 14/15 and 21/22 of April.
Meanwhile, tomorrow the Bluebells will face Broxburn at Thomson Park in the Super League.