Stirling Albion keeper Chris Smith says the Binos' squad are looking forward to hosting holders Inverness in the Scottish Cup and says they are capable of shocking the Premiership side.

The 29-year-old admitted Albion would have to be at their very best, but says they will go into the game determined to enjoy the experience and will do their best to pull off an upset.

“We are under no illusions because Inverness area very good side. There is going to be a big difference between the sides. For years they have been a well-organised side with good players. We will have to be playing at our very best but you never know what could happen in the cup. We just have to go and apply ourselves and enjoy the occasion. Hopefully there will be an upset on the cards.

“It is a welcome distraction for us. It takes the focus off the league for a weekend and gives us the opportunity to go and test ourselves against the current holders of the cup which is good. All the boys will be looking forward to it.”

Despite consecutive defeats to East Fife and East Stirlingshire, the Binos remain firmly in the League Two promotion picture and Smith believes they remain in a good position.

He said: “We are disappointed that we have let two opportunities to get further up the table go by but it could be a lot worse. We could be a lot further away. Everybody knows how hard a league it is and there are good teams in it. You are never going to get an easy game at this level.”