Broughty Athletic take a break from Super League action this Saturday when they host Musselburgh Athletic in the first round of the DJ Laing sponsored East of Scotland Cup at Whitton Park.

Having lost their last game at home to Penicuik, Broughty manager Keith Gibson will be hoping for a change in fortune against his fellow Super League rivals and hopes a good cup run will lift the club and squad. Missing from the squad for the Musselburgh visit will be defender Paul Lunan, who has yet to feature for The Fed this season due to a leg injury, and recent new signing from local side Dundee Violet, Jamie Syme, with a broken foot. A couple of other players have knocks but hopefully late fitness tests will see them make the squad.

Visitors Musselburgh currently sit third bottom of the league, having only won two out of their first six games with the other four being defeats, but Saturday is cup football and anything can happen.

Kick-off is at 2-30 at Whitton Park. Should the game end level after ninety minutes, the game will go straight to a penalty shoot-out to determine who progresses into the hat for the second round draw.

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