As League 1 part-timers up against a Premiership side, Forfar were always going to be underdogs against St Johnstone on Saturday.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell admits he has not given up hope of qualifying from the group stages of the Betfred Cup as his side gear up to face Ross County tonight.
Montrose boss Stewart Petrie is maintaining his mantra that the Betfred Cup group games are vital for his players to find form and fitness – however their blistering start to the competition has now put a slightly different “slant” on things.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell will make wholesale changes for today’s Betfred Cup tie against Elgin as he continues to use the games to prepare his players for the start of the league campaign.
Forfar boss Jim Weir is looking for his players to build on what he described as the best 45 minutes produced by any team he has managed when they face East Fife tomorrow.
Brechin boss Darren Dods is looking for his side to finish their Betfred Cup campaign on a high against Falkirk this afternoon.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell has made no secret of his opposition to the early start to competitive action in the Betfred Cup.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell may have blasted the “ridiculous” early start to the season in the Betfred Cup but that won’t stop him from demanding his side go out and secure bragging rights in today’s derby tie against Montrose at Gayfield.
It certainly does not get any easier for Montrose boss Stewart Petrie and his depleted squad with another testing Betfred Cup tie against Premiership opposition looming large for the second time in just four days.
St Johnstone booked a place in the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup after coming from behind to secure victory in a five-goal thriller at McDiarmid Park.