MUSSELBURGH Athletic manager Calvin Shand is relishing the prospect of Scottish Junior Cup football returning to Olive Bank.

Burgh play host to West Region First Division outfit Darvel in the second round on Saturday, with all four East Lothian sides in Scottish Cup action.

Tranent Juniors host South Division side Easthouses Lily; Haddington Athletic head north to play Forfar Albion of the North Division; and Dunbar United play away at Ardrossan Winton Rovers of the West Region Ayrshire District League.

All East Lothian clubs have a good chance of reaching the third round.

Despite his side sitting top of the East Premier League, Shand does not expect an easy 90 minutes.

“Any side coming from the west will be tough, so it’s going to be a difficult game for us,” he told Courier Sport.

“Our league form has been good and we can’t get enough games at the moment – the boys just want to keep playing. We’ll need to be at our best but if we are there’s no reason we can’t get a result.”

And he revealed had been keeping tabs on the Ayrshire side.

“We know a bit about them – we’ve had them watched a couple of times,” Shand said.

Burgh were beaten finalists in 2011 and 2015.

Shand said: “We’ve had a bit of success in the Scottish in the past, so it would be great to have that again. It is really important for the club that we get a good run. Financially it really helps us out.”

A bumper crowd is expected at Olive Bank.

“When the draw is made it’s the first thing you look for, whether you’ve got a home tie. We would fancy our chances against anyone at home at the moment.” he added.

Tranent Juniors welcome South Division side Easthouses Lily and co-boss Kenny Rafferty admitted it was a “welcome distraction” from the league, where the Belters have struggled this season.

Rafferty told Courier Sport: “We’ve been bang average in the league so hopefully we can get a result on Saturday, and a performance that allows us to kick on for the rest of the season.

“It’s a free game for them because we’re the favourites, but it will be a tough game – they’re a good side.”

Meanwhile, Dunbar boss Geoff Jones said he was expecting a “battle” in Ardrossan on Saturday.

He said: “I know very little about them. As a player I played many an away cup match against teams in Ayrshire and what you know you will face is an intimidating environment against a group of players that will fight for every ball.”

Dunbar reached the last 16 of last season’s competition and Jones was hopeful of a home draw should his side prevail.

He added: “We were lucky to get good home draws last year and I think we had 500-600 crowds for the Benburb and Glenafton games.

“If we are lucky enough to get a couple of home draws as the tournament progresses then it is a great source of funds for the club, as the community always turn out in force for the Scottish, which is an added bonus.”

Jones, however, added: “We must just focus on this weekend’s game and what happens after that is a bonus.”

Joe Hamill, Haddington Athletic manager, said his players were “buzzing” ahead of their second round trip to Forfar Albion.

“We go there off some good results and although I don’t know much about them we’re looking forward to it,” he said.