The wait is almost over for Fraserburgh.
Their date with destiny is upon them as they prepare to welcome Rangers to Bellslea Park in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup tonight.
The 10 days following the postponement of the original tie on January 21 must have felt like an eternity for Broch manager Mark Cowie and his players but all good things come to those who wait.
More than 100 volunteers turned up at Bellslea Park to try to stop the hard frost from taking root on the pitch and Cowie, who was among the volunteers, has not forgotten the efforts of everyone involved.
They will be uppermost in his thoughts for tonight’s rescheduled tie.
He said: “I was there from lunchtime until around midnight and the work everyone put in was unbelievable.
“It was humbling actually to see so many people giving up their time to try to get the game on. Sadly it wasn’t to be but I couldn’t be more proud and as manager of their club I’ll be trying my best to ensure the players give them a night to remember.”
Cowie has stopped short of promising a shock cup upset for his side against their Premiership opponents but he does expect to see his players do the club proud in front of a sold-out home ground and worldwide TV audience.
He said: “I’m not going to say we’re going to win, that would be daft. It would take every Rangers player to have a stinker and every one of my players to produce the best performance of their careers for that to be remotely possible.
“But what I really want is for people to say the Broch are a good side at the end of the game; that we worked hard and we gave it a real go. In a game like this the scoreline is not important. What matters is how we play and whether we can make people proud.
“The media interest in the club has been huge since the draw was made. Everyone came to talk to me and the players because we present the chance of an upset.
“This is a great occasion for the town and everyone associated with the club but knocking Rangers out of the cup would be a fairytale ending and they don’t happen often.”