SHOCK troops Kello Rovers insist they have nothing to fear as the club gear up for the biggest match in their 117-year history on Saturday.

The Irvine Meadow last 16 conquerors make the 90-minute journey to Bellsdale Park to face 2016 winners Beith Juniors in the Macron Scottish Junior Cup quarter-final on the back of a morale-boosting 4-0 home win against East Kilbride Thistle.

Manager Scott Clelland is savouring the clash with the Mighty, who are managed by friend Bryan Young, who recently took charge at Bellsdale Park.

He said: “It was a good win for us on Saturday and will hopefully help us make sure that we stay in League One.

“I know this is the biggest game we have ever played and it would be great if we could make the semi-final. We are up against a top quality side, I know Bryan as we both live in Auchinleck. But we will go out there and give it a go.”

Kello had two players sent off against Meadow although they still came through.

But Clelland warned: “We have nothing to fear, if we can keep 11 men on the park we must have a chance and if we can keep it level until the hour mark then were are in with a shout. The players are on a win bonus so hopefully we come through.”

Meanwhile Auchinleck Talbot boss Tommy Sloan spoke of his frustration over fixtures ahead of his team’s home Scottish Cup quarter-final clash with fellow former winners Hurlford United.

He said: “We had hoped to play Kilwinning Rangers in the West, but that’s the second time it has been postponed and that’s another league fixture we lose when it’s next scheduled.”

Looking ahead to the tie, which is the first time the two teams have met since the final of the national competition two years ago when Talbot prevailed Sloan said: “It will be very tricky as Hurlford are a top side. I know their manager Darren Henderson well and neither of us wanted the tie and we will have to be at our very best to progress. It should be a good game and the players are looking forward to it.”