Peterhead boss Jim McInally has his eye on qualification for the Betfred Cup knock-out stages ahead of tomorrow’s tie with Raith Rovers.
The League 1 side has taken six points from three games and a win at Stark’s Park will put them in with a great chance of making it out of the group.
They have done it only once before – the first time groups were brought in back in 2016 – but with Saturday’s goal-less draw with Dundee, Peterhead have put themselves in position to do it again.
McInally said: “The last time we got through was a massive achievement and we went through with eight points. It might be a bit much to go three games in a week against full-time teams but we’ll have a go and see what happens.
“We’ve got a wee break after Tuesday where we can get everyone back.
“We lost a penalty shootout against Dundee – that’s life. We maybe could have done with the extra point. But we still have a hit on Tuesday night and the possibility of getting nine points.
“You could either go through as winners or best runners-up.”
The former Dundee United midfielder was pleased with how his side acquitted themselves against Championship opponents for the second time in a week, after their bonus-point win over Caley Thistle.
He added: “I said before the game if we played well we’d run them close and that’s what happened. By the same token, I didn’t think we’d play 90 minutes without our goalie having a save to make.
“As a manager you get to the stage where you’re waiting for the full-time fitness to kick in. It did with 10 minutes to go but we were still nice and comfortable. When Ben got his chance, you felt that was it. That was the chance we needed. We had good moments and played really well.
“You can play these games and then pick up the paper the next day and it read ‘a comfortable win for Dundee’ and no one even notices your team’s there.
“I wanted to come and for the players to do themselves justice and they’ve done that.”