ANOTHER high-scoring performance, another clean sheet, another impressive victory and another goal for Ross Kavanagh.

The Sauchie script is fairly easy to predict these days.

Fraser Duncan's side set themselves up perfectly for this weekend's Scottish Cup tie against Linlithgow Rose with a 6-0 thrashing of Glasgow United in the South Challenge Cup.

Duncan, speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport, said: "We did make a few changes, we decided the plan would be to try and decide who needed minutes.

"There's been some boys missing the last few weeks, some injuries so we changed a few things about. Brilliant to go and get that result, the boys were superb.

"They just keep showing up and doing the right thing. The game plan was to go out and press them as heavily as we could, win the ball quickly and then get forward early and we done that and we scored six great goals.

"It should have been more, we had more chances but I'm chuffed to bits and chuffed to get through the 90 minutes without any injuries.

"There's lads there that have gave me the biggest headache of my life to be honest. I've got a big headache for Saturday because I'd say we've got 18 or 19 players in our squad who are playing really, really well and there's not really a case for leaving any of them out."

With so many different goal scorers plus Kavanagh's great run, there's threats all over the pitch.

Duncan continued: "We just seem to have that cutting edge and so many outlets. For the first time in years we've got five or six players who can go and score: we've got Kav [Ross Kavanagh] who's scoring barrel loads, Danny Smith is a constant threat, Morgy [Brian Morgan] loves to chip in with a goal, Sam Collumbine's scoring headers, Sam Davidson's came back into the side and scoring goals.

"Even Scott Davidson is scoring goals, Hutchy [Ross Hutchison] is scoring from left midfield, Jack Docherty's scored four [in his last two games]. Dave Mccaughie's been injured, he came into training on Thursday night, played on Saturday and set up the first two goals and then scored the third.

"Every time we go forward we've got a threat no matter the time and it's really, really hard for me at the minute but it's a great headache to have."

Looking ahead to Saturday, Duncan insists his team are in a good place but says the pressure is on the hosts.

He said: "The big thing for me is the clean sheets we've kept the last few weeks. We've got two good sessions lined up for what we're going to do. They know what the game plan is, we won't change it too much because it's been working.

"Obviously, they've got threats, they've got players who can cause problems but I really do think this one is probably the closest it's ever been between the two sides. It's all going to boil down to who wants it most.

"I've said to the boys the pressure's all on them. They're at home, they're top of the league and above us, they've already beat us this season. The pressure's on them to win.

"I'm sure they've already got thoughts on the next round already. That's one thing our boys haven't got. We've got thoughts on exactly what we need to do on Saturday and we'll do it with high intensity. We'll go there and we'll give it everything we've got."

A boost for the club came last week with Smith and Scott Davidson signing contract extensions to follow Kavanagh's deal the week before.

Duncan added: "The management team have decided we'll be here next year and we want to have a right good go at it this year and we want to push right on again next year.

"When you make that decision it's a case of going back to the players and saying this is the game plan, this is what we're intending, do you want to be part of it or not?

"I suppose it is protecting your assets but at the same time the boys are saying they're not intending to go anywhere else. They want to kick on and push forward with what we're doing which is great and there's other conversations ongoing too."