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Banks O'Dee face big test as Ayr United visit Aberdeen

The junior outfit host the League One pacesetters in the Scottish Cup third round.

Junior side Banks O'Dee are finalising preparations as they look to cause a huge cup upset against League One pacesetters Ayr United.

The current SJFA North Superleague title holders host Ian McCall's table toppers at Spain Park on Saturday in the Scottish Cup third round.

Club president Brian Winton appreciates a gulf in class is to be expected but is hopeful the Dee can upset the odds once more.

He said: "I'd like to think so but we are realistic. We have done a lot of work just to get in this position and it will be a big challenge to compete with a side of Ayr's quality.

"There's a massive gulf. We can compete with most Highland League teams but once you go into the Football League system I am sure there is a big gulf.

"But shocks do happen, we have been underdogs before and written off by the bookies before and come through."

He added: "We are proud of the work we have done developing the club and its facilities in order to be ready for any opportunities that may arise from how Scottish football is structured."

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