Kirkintilloch Rob Roy head into a top of the table clash with Pollok on Saturday aiming to move two points clear of their Glasgow rivals - with four games in hand.
Pollok currently top the Super League Premier standings with 16 points from 10 games with Rabs in second, just a point behind after winning five of their six games so far.
And while manager Stewart Maxwell’s priority remains to ensure survival before anything else, he admits Saturday’s clash between the two sides promoted from last season’s First Division is a massive match.
He said: “It’s a great opportunity for us and a great match to look forward to.
“If we win we go clear with four games in hand so that’s a great incentive for us.
“I always looked forward to going to Newlandsfield in my playing days.
“Pollok always attract a big crowd and our supporters have been turning out in force, particularly away from home.”
The sides’ league meetings last season both resulted in away wins with Rabs thumping Pollok 3-0 at Newlandsfield but going down 2-1 at Guy’s Meadow.
Although they haven’t had a competitive match since winning 4-1 at Troon in the West of Scotland Cup on Novermber 14, Rob Roy did get some action on Saturday when they beat Blantyre Vics 2-1 in a friendly.
Maxwell said: “Conditions were horrendous but everyone got a run out and we came through it unscathed in terms of injuries.
“Saturday will be a tough test but they players have already shown this season that they are capbale of taking on the big clubs and hopefully we can continue that one Saturday.”