Cove Rangers captain Mitch Megginson is hoping he can add to his goal tally against Hibernian and help cause a League Cup upset.
The Aberdeen side concluded their pre-season with Saturday’s victory over Junior side Banks o’ Dee.
Skipper Megginson was on target in the friendly and, having scored twice against Hibs while with Dumbarton during the 2014-15 season, the striker hopes to net again as Cove look to shock the Premiership side in Saturday’s televised clash.
Megginson said: “I’ve played a few times against them with Dumbarton in the Championship.
“I’ve scored a couple of times against them, so it would be good if I could add to that on Saturday.
“No fans are allowed unfortunately, but it’s good the game will be on TV and they’ll have a chance to see us.
“It would be great to get a goal and hopefully we can come away with some points.”
Hibs are sitting third in the top flight after an impressive start to the season under Jack Ross.
Although it’s a big game for Cove, Megginson says all the pressure will be on the Easter Road outfit.
The 28-year-old added: “It’s a massive occasion for us and it’s one we can go out and enjoy.
“There’s no pressure on us so we’ll play our own game and try to cause an upset.
“Having home advantage we always feel we can give teams from higher up a good go.
“Quietly we’re confident, but we’ve got to give them respect because they are flying just now. But we’ll work all week on a game plan and try to cause an upset.”
Cove’s opener in Saturday’s friendly against Banks o’ Dee came just shy of the half hour mark when Jordon Brown headed home a Harry Milne cross. Megginson added a second seven minutes before half-time when he poked Jamie Masson’s cross-cum-shot beyond Dee keeper Lee Sweeney.
Leighton McIntosh’s tidy finish made it 3-0 in the 50th minute, but the Junior side stuck to their task and pulled a goal back with Rob Armstrong tapping in following good set-up work from Mark Gilmour.
McIntosh had the final say on 68 minutes, lashing in Cove’s fourth from the edge of the area.
Dundee United centre-back Ross Graham played 90 minutes for Cove again following his involvement in last Tuesday’s friendly against Fraserburgh.
Manager Paul Hartley said: “Ross did fine and got a good 90 minutes under his belt. We’ll see where that takes us.
“We’ll speak to Ross and speak to Dundee United and take it from there.
“It was a good game for us, we played with good speed and the pitch helped with that. Everybody got more minutes so that was pleasing as well.”
Banks o’ Dee co-manager Jamie Watt said: It was always going to be a big step up for us to play Cove, but I thought we acquitted ourselves really well.”