EXPERIENCED Kilwinning Rangers defender/midfielder James Latta expects a tough time from the opposing fans when Glenafton Athletic visit on Saturday.

But he is used to it.

Leaders Buffs host the defending champions and Scottish Junior Cup holders in an eagerly anticipated game.

Latta said: "I'm sure I'll be in for a lot of stick from the Glens supporters but I got plenty of that when at Auchinleck so it doesn't bother me."

He looks to what is arguably the game of the day and added: "We ground out a win at Hurlford in difficult conditions on Saturday and are in a good position. We want to win the league but are taking it a game at a time. Hopefully we can take three points on Saturday."

Manager Chris Strain was pleased with the weekend victory and said: "The pitch was very heavy and it meant we had to change our style but it was a good win. We showed good character to hold on and win despite having Craig Pettigrew sent off. I feel it was harsh. The referee said it was four dangerous play and and was a lunge but he was running backwards at the time."

Pettigrew is set to be banned for the weekend match.

Looking ahead Strain said: "Glens are a good side and I would say they are in a false position but they will be coming here looking for the points. We are on a good run with seven wins in a row in the league so hopefully we can pick up another one on Saturday. I'm sure we will get some good support again from the fans."