JIM GOODWIN insists his side will be going all-out against Edinburgh City this coming weekend as Alloa go in hunt of silverware for the first time since 2012.

The Wasps travel to the capital for their Irn Bru Cup quarter final clash against the League Two leaders, with the club’s last success coming under Paul Hartley in the old Third Division.

And although some Championship sides have treated the competition with less interest, Goodwin insists his Wasps are determined to win it and end the drought.

He told Advertiser Sport: “We spoke at the start of the season about taking the tournament seriously.

“It’s an opportunity for a club of our size to go and win some silverware and we don’t get that opportunity very often at the level that we are at.

“So, let’s try and do everything we can to go as far we can in this competition.”

James McDonaugh’s Citizens knocked out runaway League One leaders Arbroath in the last-sixteen in the midst of a 12-match winning run.

But, the Wasps will head to Ainslee Park on Saturday as the favourites – not a label they are used to.

Goodwin continued: “There are obviously some very good clubs left and so it will be very difficult.

“We have an extremely tough tie against a team that’s flying in League Two and we will head there as favourites.

“It is up to us to handle that tag as we haven’t had that in league games and so we need to take that responsibility and take the game to Edinburgh.”

Goodwin is likely to name a very different side on Saturday from the one that beat Morton, with the likes of Jake Hastie and Liam Burt cup-tied.

It means reserve players like Reis Peggie should get the chance to stake a claim in the side when Alloa return to league action against Dundee United on Tuesday night.

The Irishman said: “It’s an opportunity for some of the boys who haven’t been playing in recent weeks as the loan boys can’t play.

“Sam Roscoe is obviously going to be a big miss for us as he has played really well.

“But, guys like Peggie can come in and play in the quarter finals of a cup competition for the first time and I am sure they are looking forward to it.”