TALBOT boss Tommy Sloan thinks his side have every chance of winning the West of Scotland Cup insisting that Saturday's match against Cumnock is almost more important than their upcoming Scottish Cup tie with Ayr United.

The side's meet just three weeks after Talbot's 4-3 win on December 22 and Sloan was confident of a repeat performance.

Sloan told the Chronicle: "We're looking forward to it but we know we're in for a touch match. It was a tremendous match last time and I would take the same result this time.

"Cumnock will be hungry for victory. We'll need to treat it like a real cup tie with Ayr United coming next weekend.

"What's more important? We can win the West of Scotland Cup, we can't win the Scottish Cup."

Both Jack McDowall and Ross Harvey are set to miss out again after not featuring in the Bot's 2-1 win over Irvine Meadow on Saturday.

Of the win, Sloan added: "We started the game well, got ourselves in front and then lost a goal to a penalty. It was a bit stop start after that but I don't think there was any doubt we deserved to win it.

"The game was difficult, there were a lot of fouls and there wasn't a lot of fluency to it. We didn't play well but we were worth the win."