ON Saturday Cowdenbeath's players can take their minds of the challenge at the top of Ladbrokes League 2 when their 2019-2020 William Hill Scottish Cup campaign gets going with the visit of East of Scotland Premier League side Broxburn.

Last season the competition saw the Blue Brazil eventually meet Rangers in round four and that earned a lot of valuable money for the club.

So this is a very important tie for Cowden and they meet a side which has made a very good start to their campaign in the new East of Scotland Premiership.

Broxburn have 15 points from their opening seven matches and are unbeaten so the Lothian side will not lack confidence.

Cowdenbeath will be looking to build on their winning run of six consecutive games so far in League 2 and five successive home league wins but Broxburn will come to Cowdenbeath looking to make a game of it.

And they will want to make a real game of it athough they will know that their first game at Central Park will be very hard work them.

Manager Gary Bollan is looking forward to a competition that he knows his squad always enjoy being involved in: "It has been a good couple of months for the club in the league, but for one week at least we have to turn out attention to the William Hill Scottish Cup which is a competition that the players and fans enjoy.

"It also is the chance to win the opportunity to play against teams from higher divisions and of course last season we met Rangers in a televised tie so this is a very important game coming up."

He added: "Broxburn will also be eyeing up the chance of at some stage getting a glamour tie and it will be a very competitive match.

"We be treating it like our league games and we know we will have to seek our best form to get through."

Skipper David Cox sees it the same way as the manager and said: "There is always something special about a Scottish Cup game and the lads know that Broxburn will be tough opponents.

"We will aim to be totally focussed on making round three."

Cowdenbeath will hope to be able to have goalkeeper Peter Morrison available for the tie, but it may be late in the week before that is decided as injured Kevin Dabrowski nears his return but the tie will come too soon for him. Motherwell may want to keep Morrison clear of being cup-tied.

Otherwise the team will be on the same lines as the line-up which beat Edinburgh City.

It is a big day for Broxburn and they will have more than 200 fans making the trip to Central Park for the first time.