STUART McINNES issued a rallying call to his Sauchie troops ahead of their upcoming Scottish Cup clash with Hermes.

The Wee Sauchie welcome the Aberdeen side to the Grangemouth Stadium on Saturday with the gaffer hoping they can rediscover their mojo in time for the second round tie.

McInnes' men have suffered back-to-back losses this month to Newburgh and Rosyth with injuries and suspension taking hold of his depleted side.

Hermes prepare to make the long trip south in confident form having only tasted defeat once this season while recording 8-0, 8-1, and 5-1 wins along the way.

"This is set to be a big week for this football club," McInnes told Advertiser Sport. "We hope we can get as many people along to our game and give us their support.

"We have a couple of big games coming up firstly with Hermes and then with Bo'ness the following week which is a bit of a derby clash.

"Saturday will be a good test for us as it is in the Scottish Cup and Hermes are doing so well.

"We know it will be a tough game, but we would rather be involved in these challenges than not.

"If we can get through, then you begin to think about big ties against the likes of the Pollock or even Auchenleck Talbot, which would be huge for the club."

The Wee Sauchie will hope to welcome back Scott Cumming for Saturday's clash after the skipper missed their defeat to Newburgh with a back injury.

They will still be without talisman Danny Kleinman, however, who will face the second game of his two match suspension.

Kleinman missed their 3-1 weekend reverse to Fife side Newburgh as the returning Peter Maxwell's goal proved in vain.

McInnes said: "Danny was a huge loss for us and it will be difficult again without him.

"If it wasn't for their goalkeeper, we would have won that game comfortably on Saturday.

"In terms of possession, chances created, and overall play, I couldn't fault the boys.

"But we lost three silly goals which were all basically the same. It was clear from the kick off that their intention was to get the ball into the box and for all three we didn't stop the cross."

The Wee Sauchie's clash with Hermes kicks off from 2.30pm at the Grangemouth Stadium.