Threave Rovers will face an uphill battle after being drawn away to Spartans in the quarter final of the SFA Regional Cup.
The Castle Douglas side will travel to Edinburgh next February for the south region tie but manager Keith Knox believes it will be a good chance to gauge themselves against the best.
He said: “The tie will show us the level we need to be at.
“Spartans will be the perfect gauge when it comes to the possible pyramid system and be a good gauge as to where we need to be to compete. They are a well run club and it will be a hard game but we are looking forward to it.”
The Meadow Park outfit missed out on a game on Saturday as the entire south card was called off due to the weather.
Knox was a little disappointed coming after Threave’s recent run of victories but knows his team must prepare thoroughly for the potential trip to Heston Rovers this weekend.
He added: “We were hopeful right up until Friday night but unfortunately Fleet Star called to let us know the pitch would be frozen. It’s doubtful for this week as well but we will have to prepare as normal for Saturday.
“It will be a tough game as they played well against us recently and we will have to be at our best. Hopefully we will settle down quickly and get the result.”
The club is looking to organise some bounce games over the festive period as the manger looks to carry on assessing his squad ahead of the second half of the season.