Forfar meet Edinburgh City in a Scottish Cup replay at Station Park tonight and Loons manager Gary Bollan will accept progression to the next round and a trip to East Fife ahead of a top performance.
The sides face each other for the third time in 10 days after their first cup tie ended goalless and Saturday’s League Two encounter was drawn 1-1.
Unsurprisingly, Bollan said: “There was very little between the sides in either game.
“This one will be really tight and it could well be that just one piece of magic will separate the sides and hopefully that will come from a Forfar player.”
Forfar have not won in four games after a stunning run of nine consecutive successes.
Bollan added:“We know that we have not played at our best in recent games. It would be great to go back to the style we were showing just over a month ago however teams are making things very difficult for us and we need to work even harder than we did when we were winning.
“Saturday’s match told us nothing new so it could well be that this one becomes a war of attrition with neither side willing to give anything up.
“If that happens and we find a way to win 1-0 then I will accept it as progression to the next round is all that matters.”
Former Dundee defender Greg Warwick who played as a trialist at the weekend is not eligible to feature tonight however Jamie Bain returns from a ban and Murray McIntosh is available after attending a family wedding at the weekend.