Queen of the South will face the most prolific attacking partnership in Scottish football today when Brora Rangers visit Palmerston.
Highland League champions Brora boast an outstanding twin strikeforce in Steven Mackay and Zander Sutherland, who have already scored 59 goals between them this term.
The duo is keen to add to that impressive tally in the Scottish Cup fourth-round tie against Championship side Queens.
Sutherland, who has found the back of the net 21 times this season, said: “We have a really good team and we have all worked very hard. No one expects us to do anything at Dumfries so we have nothing to lose.
“I have been playing in a wider role in the last couple of months in a front three and as a result I haven’t really been scoring as many goals recently as I would have liked. But my co-attacker Steven Mackay has been in fantastic form and he’s already scored 38.
“Everyone in the side has been chipping in with goals, not just the guys up-top, but we know we will be up against it at Palmerston Park.”
Casting a wary eye over the opposition, the 27-year-old added: “Queens are sitting in third spot in the Championship, just behind Rangers and ahead of Hibs, so if we managed to get a draw and take them back up the road to Dudgeon Park next weekend it would be a great result.
“When you look at the top of the championship table you see Hearts, Rangers, Queen of the South and Hibernian, in that order. That shows just how good a side they are.
“But we are confident that we can go down there and put on a good performance because of the quality in our own side and what we have been doing in our own league, both in winning the title last season and continuing the good work this term.
“It’s a Scottish Cup tie and we have nothing to lose.
“All the pressure is on them to come up with a win, so I would much rather be in our situation.
“I don’t care who scores our goals – I would even be delighted if an own goal from them took us through to the fifth round.”