Brora Rangers player-manager Steven Mackay says his side are ready to inflict a first league defeat on Rothes since Ross Jack took charge.
The Mackessack Park men have enjoyed a remarkable run since Jack was appointed in September, winning nine of their 10 matches in the Highland League.
The only league match they failed to win under Jack was a 1-1 draw with Forres Mechanics in November but the visit of league leaders Brora represents their toughest assignment so far.
The Cattachs are six points clear at the top with two games in hand on Inverurie Locos.
Mackay said: “It is a great game to look forward to, especially after having had a free day last Saturday.
“We are raring to go.
“I went to watch Rothes’ game last Saturday (a 2-0 win at Deveronvale).
“I am familiar with how they set up but it was good to get a closer look as they are on a good run.
“This is going to be a big test for both sides.
“We are both in good form. They are not conceding many goals, similar to ourselves, so it will be a tough game.
“It is going to be a big test for us but it will also be a big test for them as they won’t have come up against a team who is in as good form as we are.”
Mackay has no injury worries ahead of the trip to Mackessack Park.
He added: “We have a full squad available which is great in one respect but an absolute nightmare in another in terms of trying to pick a team.
“Everyone is fit and wants to play so I will have a sleepless Friday night but that selection headache is always a good problem to have.”