KEVIN THOMSON insists Kelty Hearts will go all-out to produce a Scottish Cup shock against St Johnstone tomorrow.

The League Two leaders will continue what is an already historic run in the tournament when the holders visit New Central Park.

Victory over Buckie Thistle in October took them into round three for the first time in the club’s history and, after then defeating League One Montrose on penalties after a replay, they landed a plum draw against Premiership Saints.

Callum Davidson’s men, who played their first match after the top flight winter break at Heart of Midlothian on Tuesday, have struggled to hit the heights of last term, when they also won the Premier Sports Cup, but Thomson anticipates a tough challenge.

“It’s great; a big opportunity for the club to get a big crowd in, and with the backing that we get here, these big games, when you can hopefully progress in the cups, allows the club to generate some money,” he told Times Sport.

“But, at the same time, these big occasions are only good if you win. We want to try and have a go.

“We’re under no illusions; they’re a Premiership team, a full-time team, a right good team. They won both cups last year, so they’re a cup team.”

He added: “They’re three leagues above us so we need to find a way of being well organised but, at the same time, we need to find a way to try and cause them some problems.”

Joe Cardle, who grabbed a double in the 2-2 draw with Edinburgh, said the squad are excited about taking on the Perth side.

“If we get the win, it’s massive for the club, but the pressure’s on St Johnstone, let’s be honest,” he said.

“We’re just happy to be in the hat, happy to be playing against a Premiership team, but we know ourselves we’re not just a League Two team.

"We’ve got boys that want to play and kick-on in their career, so these are the sort of games that push boys on and gives them an opportunity to get seen at a higher level.

"There’s nothing stopping us. It’s not a case where we’re going to change our formation and sit back – we play a formation, it’s an attacking game of football, and that’s what we’ll be doing this weekend.”

Centre back Jordon Forster, who played alongside boss Thomson for Hibernian in their 2013 cup final loss to Celtic, added: “We want to try and make history with the club. I think anyone outside Kelty will probably have written it off but we fully intend to go and give them a game and try and go through to the next round.”

“We’re not going to turn up and just roll over for them. I think on the pitch out there, we’ve got as good a chance as anybody.”

Tickets for the match, which cost £18 for adults, £12 for concessions (over-65s and for those aged 13-18), and £8 for under-12s, can be bought online here.