A bumper crowd is predicted at a revamped Bellslea for the primary recreation of the season on Saturday, with Derek McInnes’ Premiership outfit offering the opposition.
The Broch have been laborious at work off the pitch in the course of the break – investing in a brand new enclosure behind one of many targets, in addition to new handrails, cladding and different modifications aimed toward additional enhancing the matchday expertise for the Black and Whites devoted.
Fraserburgh supervisor Mark Cowie is assured his staff will placed on a Premier Sports activities Cup present towards top-flight Kilmarnock.
Cowie is certain his facet will give followers a blockbuster recreation on the pitch to go along with the intrigue of modifications off it, saying: “We wish to play our recreation and present everyone we’re facet. Individuals inside the Highland League circle know we’re facet, however possibly golf equipment outdoors don’t actually recognize what we’re made from.
“So we’ll placed on present towards some actually prime opposition and it’s going to be a giant crowd – there’s been a number of developments off the park over the previous few months, and there’s folks desirous to see what the brand new Bellslea appears like.
“The worst factor that would occur is we don’t flip up and disappoint them, however I’m fairly assured that gained’t occur.
“We’ll give it a go and so long as we give it a go our followers will probably be joyful. They prefer to see effort, they prefer to see guys making an attempt and that’s positively not quick in provide in our facet.”
Fraserburgh’s League Cup Group B fixtures (after Killie, the Broch host Montrose Tuesday, earlier than travelling to Stenhousemuir on July 16 after which Partick Thistle on July 19) will probably be a balancing act for Cowie.
He’s decided to check McInnes’ Championship winners on Saturday, however is aware of chasing outcomes in any respect value within the Premier Sports activities Cup matches may very well be detrimental to the Broch’s Highland League title defence, which begins towards Deveronvale on July 23.
Cowie stated: “If we go and deal with the subsequent 4 video games and attempt to win all of them, my guys will probably be burned out a bit by the point it involves Deveronvale.
“So now we have to make use of the entire squad and ensure everyone will get the possibility to play towards good high quality gamers.”
By way of his ways towards Kilmarnock, Cowie plans to have a go, including: “It’s important to have each (sides). You’ll be able to’t completely nullify and exit to park the bus, so to talk.
“Should you try this, with the standard of opposition you’re up towards, they are going to discover the possibility and put it within the internet.
“We’ve got to have a go and ensure they’re examined.
“Derek gained’t wish to come up and simply have a stroll. He’ll wish to be examined to see what his squad’s made from, so we’ll wish to compete, give account of ourselves, however on the similar time be certain we don’t give a lot away.