Brechin City boss Darren Dods believes his side have been using bows and arrows against teams equipped with machine guns this season.
And he is hoping that visitors St Mirren have run out of bullets.
“It has been a tough season for us where we have found the demands placed on the squad difficult,” said Dods, whose side are still searching for their first league win.
“When we played Inverness Caledonian Thistle in midweek up at their place we had to go with the same players minus the suspended Sean Crighton whereas they could freshen things up by making five changes.
“That is what I mean by bows and arrows against machine guns.
“There is no criticism of the players as they have given everything however there are signs of tiredness creeping in. We are now facing the side with the biggest artillery and it is my job to lift everyone for it.
“We will go out and see what we can do. It will be a busy day at the Glebe and what an occasion it will be if we can stun everyone and get our first win. We have to start well and hopefully if we do that confidence will grow again.
“We really have nothing to lose so I will tell the players to go out and enjoy it.”
To add to Brechin’s woes Paul McLean will miss out after an appeal against his sending off at Falkirk last weekend was unsuccessful.
Crighton is also still banned, with Ryan McGeever, Craig Storie and Andy Jackson all injured.
It might not prove to be an important day on the pitch for Brechin but it will be a big pay day off it.
Over 2,000 St Mirren fans are heading to Angus, hoping to see the title cinched if they win and Livingston don’t get three points against Morton.