COWDENBEATH face a tough test in the Scottish Cup this weekend but boss Calum Elliot says they will be "doing all we can" to progress.

The Blue Brazil welcome Linlithgow to Central Park on Saturday for the First Round clash.

The visitors, in their first term in the Lowland League after winning the East of Scotland Premier League last season, currently sit two points ahead of the Blue Brazil with the same number of games played.

However, the Blues have received a boost with the news that new loan signing from Clyde, Dylan Duncan, who scored both goals in the win over Kilsyth Rangers on Saturday, will be available to take on Lithgae.

Elliot was pleased with the way his side wore down the stubborn challenge of West League Second Division side at the weekend, to make round three of the South Region Qualifying Cup, but he is under no illusion of the task that awaits his side this weekend.

“It was good to see the way we kept pressing and searching for the key first goal and pleasing to see Dylan mark his debut for the club with two goals,” he said.

“He finished the opportunities well and it is great to have him aboard as we look forward to a tough Scottish Cup task this Saturday.”

The manager expects to be without defender Andy Rodden through suspension, and long-term injured players; midfielder Matty McDonald, striker Ewan MacPherson, attacking midfielder Aiden McLaughlin, and goalkeeper Craig Hepburn.

“The lads who missed the Kilsyth game will be again out for the Scottish Cup match, but there was no additions to the injured list from Saturday and we will have skipper Robbie McNab ready to get involved in this one,” he added.

“It will be a really competitive tie and we will be doing all we can to get into the next round.”

Duncan's emergence from the bench on Saturday earned Cowden a hard-fought win, with the 21-year-old only signing the previous morning.

He has joined the club until January.