LEIGHTON McIntosh is looking for another high level performance when we take on Brora Rangers at Dudgeon Park tonight.

We make the long trek north to face the Highland League champions in the second of our Betfred League Cup Group B matches (kick-off 7.45pm).

Striker Leighton admitted he and the rest of the squad are heading into the tie in a confident mood after running Premiership high-fliers Hibernian close in what was our first competitive game for seven months at the weekend.

Hibs edged the game 2-1, but needed a stunning save from their keeper Dillon Barnes to deny Jamie Semple a last gasp equaliser.

Leighton warned it will take a similar effort if we want to take anything off a Brora side who ran both Hibs and Dundee close in their opening two fixtures in the competition.

“We need to maintain the same level of performance in every game from here on. It’s important we do that as we prepare to head into the league campaign.”

“The Hibs game was a bit of a free hit because nobody would have really been expecting us to beat them. But we could have if we had been a bit more fortunate on the day.”

“I thought we started the tie brilliantly, we pressed them really high and didn’t allow Hibs to play the way they wanted to play. It’s a shame we had a little blip at the start of the second half, when they got their goals, because I feel our over-all performance deserved better.

“We still have a lot of positives to take with us into the Brora game though. It’s vital we try to use those to ensure we are in the best possible frame of mind going into this weekend’s league opener.”

The manager is likely to freshen the side up to give more of the squad some competitive game time ahead of the first league clash, which is against East Fife at Balmoral Stadium on Saturday (3pm KO).

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