FRASER DUNCAN says Sauchie Juniors are fully prepared for tomorrow’s huge Scottish Cup clash with Largs Thistle.

The Wee County side reached the last eight of the competition last season and the manager is keen to make a similar statement this time around.

And he’s especially keen for his side to put on a show in front of a bumper home crowd at Beechwood Park.

Duncan told Advertiser Sport: "We’ve built a gameplan and sorted the formation so now it’s just about making sure that comes to fruition.

"We have been working a lot on finishing because we need goals. The defence is sorted but it’s about making sure we get goals now.

"The whole team need to chip in with goals but we will get there.

"Largs will be wanting to get at us but this is the big one for me tomorrow. It really does make your season.

"It can give you that boost you need to kick on and improve. We have to make sure we are at it though, especially in front of a home crowd."

Club captain Brian Morgan will miss out through suspension, and experienced defender Graeme King is also a doubt through injury, but Duncan was adamant that he has the right players to fill the void.

He said: "Morgy will obviously be a big miss but the rest of us have to get on with the job. Craig Comrie has been doing really well for us in terms of stepping into that role.

"David Morrison’s experience will help as well, and Ant McTaggart is working hard and doing well.

"We are bit concerned about Kingy because he was a bit tight this morning [Friday] so we will keep an eye on him.

"Stuart Bell had a sore ankle and ribs but he’s recovered and is good to go. He did so well last week that it would be very, very harsh for me to take him out. Him and Terry were outstanding so it would be very difficult for me to change the back four.

"Jordan Orru also came through last week without his hamstring flaring up. He trained on Thursday and will be ready to go at the weekend." 

The manager admitted that his team are in for a stern test against the men from Ayrshire, but urged them to go out and get the result he says could change their fortunes for the better.

Duncan added: "Nothing else will do apart from the win. There’s no getting away from the fact that it will be tough because it always is in the Scottish Cup.

"To get to the quarter-finals last season was a great achievement but every game along the way was very difficult. We need to get the result because it could turn our season round."