Alan Maybury says a 6-0 thumping at The Falkirk Stadium will have Cowdenbeath gunning for revenge tomorrow.
Falkirk host Jimmy Nicholl’s side just over a month since an emphatic display saw off the Fife side.
Both sides approach the game on a high afetr wins last weekend, and with at least five SPFL Premiership teams guaranteed to be knocked out of the competition the way is open for either, or one of the smaller teams to make a cup run to Hampden.
But player-coach Maybury is sure Cowndebeath will be motivated by more than a cup run when they arrive back at Westfield.
“The last resutl is the motivation they need. They’ll just think of that and try to make something happen, it’s as simple as that.
“The other games with Cowdenbeath have been tight. We’ve drawn twice before the 6-0 game which was probably in many ways a freak result, but they’ll be just as difficult again on Saturday and trying to make up for what has gone on before.”
Maybury was a half-time replacement for Joer Shaughnessy at Alloa last week but the on-loan Aberdeen man is expected to be fit after rolling his ankle.
Kieran Duffie is another providing competition at right-back and Maybury has seen him up close in the Development League.
“He’s a good player but we’ve been easing him back with 45, 60 minutes in games and he’s had a few 90 minutyes under his belt and he’ll provide an option for the manager.
“I’ve helped him back to fitness in the development league because that’s what it is for. Kieran has been out a long time but he’s been involved recently in the first-team squads but maybe ther manager didn’t want to push him too much on Saturday. I’m just happy to help out where and when the manager needs me, whether that’s off the park taking the development team or filling in on the park.
“A fully fit Kieran Duffie will go ahead of me, I think! Joe Shaughnessy has been excellent since he arrived too and it’s pleasing he won’t be out for too long.”