Allan Johnston is fully aware Cowdenbeath will be hurting from their Dundee United hammering and has urged his Dunfermline side to avoid taking their own sore one today.
The Pars travel the short distance to face the Blue Brazil in their Fife derby this afternoon seeking to build on Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Arbroath in their opening Betfred Cup tie.
Johnston said: “I think all the boys enjoyed being back to the real stuff on Tuesday, with the crowd there and everything, and a good atmosphere, and obviously it was important to start with a win.
“But there are no easy games. I saw Cowdenbeath against Inverness and they made it really difficult. And I’m sure they’ll be well fired up after their result on Tuesday against Dundee United.
“But it’s a game we want to win, of course. I’m sure we’ll take a big crowd there, we always seem to, and we don’t want to let the fans down.
“We want to get a win and keep the performances coming.”
He added: “We’re not 100 per cent yet but I thought we were really good in the second-half on Tuesday night.
“You want to do well in the cup competitions. Whatever competition you’re in, you want to do as well as possible, you want to try to win every game.”