Motherwell manager Mark McGhee claims they will take Cove Rangers as seriously as they did Celtic.
The Steelmen host the Highland League club in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup on Saturday.
Motherwell are unbeaten in five games after their 3-3 draw against Hamilton on Saturday, a run which includes a victory at Celtic Park, and their supporters will expect nothing less than victory. But McGhee will leave nothing to chance against a side sitting second in the Highland League and are well placed to push for promotion to the Scottish Professional Football League.
Former Aberdeen manager McGhee said: “The Scottish Cup is really important to me and I think it’s important to the supporters.
“At this stage we have got to be making sure we don’t leave any stone unturned as far as Cove are concerned.
“We will look at them as seriously as we did Hamilton or any other game we have approached, Celtic at Parkhead . . . give them total respect and then go out and just work harder than them and show our ability and hopefully win the game.”
Meanwhile, Dundee United have tied up the signing of prolific Spartans teenager Aaron Murrell.
The Lowland League side has confirmed the 18-year-old will sign for United in a deal which involves the Premiership team loaning the player back to the Edinburgh outfit.
Murrell is set to sign a two-and-a-half-year contract after hitting 24 goals in 22 games this season.
Spartans chairman Craig Graham said: “We are very pleased for Aaron. He has worked exceptionally hard, especially in the last six months and this is a great reward for him.
“Our coaches have also to take tremendous credit for the additional time and effort they have input with Aaron – they have done a great job to really accelerate his development.
“We are proud of the development environment we have at Spartans and Aaron is yet another player to move from us into the SPFL. Aaron’s suc-cess shows to all our young players what can be achieved if they really commit to being the best they can be.”