GLENAFTON Athletic boss Craig McEwan insists his side will be fully prepared ahead of their Scottish Cup first preliminary round tie with Newton Stewart on Saturday.

Glens are gearing up for their first match in the senior competition against the South of Scotland side after winning the treble last season.

The Creesiders are in the perfect form having won all three of their league matches so far and sit top of the table.

McEwan knows how big a game it will be for his side. He said: "It's a huge game this weekend. People have been saying Glens should win that easy.

"Listen, Newton Stewart are a good team and they are there on merit. We've got a lot of information on them.

"I had them watched on Saturday and we will be ready. We will do our best and not get caught up in the occasion.

"It is probably the biggest game in Glens history. Ideally, we wouldn't have a local derby beforehand but it is what it is."

The New Cumnock side faced Cumnock on Wednesday at Townhead Park after a tougher than expected match away at Muirkirk last Saturday. They found themselves level at the break after Graeme Condon cancelled out John Carter's opener.

Goals from Kyle McAusland and a second from Carter did seal the points for the Glens against Muirkirk but McEwan feels there is still more to come from his side. He said: "We made it difficult for ourselves at times against a very well organised Muirkirk side.

"I felt we were comfortable but we weren't clinical enough. Credit to Muirkirk, they scored just before half time and to be honest with you, they deserved it because we shot ourselves in the foot by not taking our chances.

"We need to be more clinical in front of goal but we are still a work in progress and still trying to get fit."