Auchinleck Talbot manager Tommy Sloan says his players will need to up their game for their Scottish Cup clash against Hamilton Accies, despite a big win at the weekend.

In the Bot’s warm up to the third round tie they faced West Calder United in the South Challenge Cup (SCC).

Goals from Jack McDowall, Dwayne Hyslop, Willie Boyd and doubles for Aaron Mason and Keir Samson gave the hosts a 7-1 win at Beechwood Park.

The result sees Talbot into the draw for the fourth round of the SCC and they will be hoping to repeat the trick this weekend when they host Accies in the Scottish Cup.

Speaking to the Chronicle, Sloan said:”We know we need to raise our game this week.

“The players are all aware of that even though we have done really well over the past two or three weeks.

“We need to play a bit above how we have been playing to try and get anything out of the game.

“Hamilton were in the Scottish Premiership last season and they are a full time side.

“They are not in the greatest form at the moment which is one plus we can take.

“But, we are well aware there is a difference just coming out of the top flight and playing where we are at the moment.”

Bot are huge underdogs for the tie but Sloan says they will be looking to use their home comforts to give them an edge.

He said:”I think it is advantage being at home for this kind of tie.

“Hamilton have a big wide astroturf pitch that suits their style of play whilst we have a tighter pitch.

“So, we have got to try and take advantage of that and if we can score first it would be really big for us.

“We are looking forward to it, these games only come around every now and again.

“We have had a few during the years but this is more or less a new side we are dealing with, there is only a couple left from the Ayr win.

“But we have to remember we still have to play the match to the best of our ability and not get carried away with the occasion.”