Aiming to avoid the Spiders’ web

GOWFERS’ manager Ian Gilzean is hoping that his side won’t get a “rude awakening” when they face off against Downfield this weekend.

Panmure will be facing the Dundee side during the first leg of the John Walker East of Scotland Cup, and Ian believes this competition should not be taken lightly.

He said: “It’s the second biggest cup after the Scottish Cup, so you want to do as well as you can. Downfield will give us a tough game.

“We played them last season and they beat us 4-1 or 4-2 at least. If we just turn up there, Downfield will give us a rude awakening.

“They’ve not won a game yet this season so they’ll be fancying their chances against us after last year.”

However, the Gowfers will have a full complement to choose from as it expected that Josh Perrera will recover from his pre-Linlithgow game back spasm, and Kev Cumming will have served his one-match ban.

Ian said: “We’ll have a better squad to pick from than the other week when there were a few boys on holiday and a couple of injuries. We need that competition for places and when everyone is fit we get it.”