Raith Rovers manager Barry Smith feels it is time to put points on the board but he won’t be taking Buckie Thistle lightly.
The Kirkcaldy men didn’t exactly enjoy the luck of the draw in Betfred Cup Group C, with their first two fixtures away to Dundee United and then home to Dundee.
That has left them in need of a win but Smith is optimistic that the long trip north to Victoria Park will be made worthwhile by overcoming last season’s Highland League champions.
However, Buckie have shown at times – especially against the Dark Blues at Dens on Saturday – that they can trouble their opponents and Rovers will keep that in mind.
Smith said: “We have had two tough games in the cup but I think, performance-wise, there have been a lot of good things in there for us and we have played some decent stuff that we can take forward.
“Now we head up to Buckie and we are looking to get points on the board.
“We will have to earn them, though, by working hard and showing the opposition respect.
“I watched Buckie against Dundee on Saturday and they have a lot of attacking threat in their team.
“So they won’t be taken lightly by us.
“However, we are going up there in a positive frame of mind, believing that we have enough to win the game.”