DAVID McCaughie has warned his Sauchie team-mates to guard against complacency when they host Blackburn United this weekend. 

The League Cup tie comes just two weeks after a storm broke out between the sides following the controversial abandonment of a league clash. 

In the aftermath, Sauchie accused Blackburn of piling pressure on whistler Ryan Lowe to call the game off with the Reds 2-0 ahead and cruising to an important victory over their relegation rivals. 

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There is sure to be no love lost in Clacks and McCaughie knows Sauchie will have to be wary of an eager Blackburn United side. 

McCaughie told Advertiser Sport: "I imagine it will be another tough game. We dominated the game before it was called-off and we expect them to come to Sauchie wanting to set the record straight. 

"We are still confident and know if we play the same way we did against them in Blackburn that we can get a result.

"They will be coming with a point to prove and it is up to us to guard against complacency. 

"We will be taking nothing for granted and there are no easy games in this league." 

If any extra incentive was needed, then the Reds' determination to bounce back following a sickening loss to Broxburn Athletic will be just the ticket. 

A late Josh Grant goal sunk Sauchie's hearts with McCaughie holding his hands up and admitting a number of players just had an off day. 

"We knew it would be a very tough game, especially after beating them at Beechwood," he said. "But, things just didn't quite click for us.

"A couple of boys, including myself, had an off day and although we had a couple of chances we never really got into the same kind of stride we have done in recent weeks.

"They didn't have too many chances and it was probably a bit of a boring game for the neutral and they just really nicked it at the end.

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"Sometimes you just have those days even when you are in good form. It is hard to describe and is a tough one to put your finger on what causes it. 

"You get these days in football and it's now all about bouncing back in the coming weeks.

"When you look since the start of the year we have picked up plenty of points and we look at the fixtures we have left and know we can put Broxburn behind us, stick together, learn from it, and keep the positivity going. "