Peterhead manager Jim McInally will include his former captain Dean Richardson at East Stirling as a trialist when Brechin visit Balmoor in the Ramsdens Cup.
The Blue Toon boss includes Richardson as Steven Noble is struggling with a back problem and Callum MacDonald is out with a knee injury.
However, McInally is confident that Andy Rodgers and Bryan Gilfillan should be available after knocks.
He said: "We have had a good pre-season and played very well against Aberdeen in midweek when we won 3-2. We now need to show that form now when it matters.
"Brechin had a decent run under Ray McKinnon last season so we are in for a tough game."
Brechin will welcome midfielder Craig Molloy back to competitive action after seven months out with a knee injury.
However, summer signing Ryan Donnelly misses out due to a hamstring problem.
Ewan Moyes and Jonny Brown are not ready to return after summer operations, but Steven Jackson is included after his move from East Stirling.
Glebe Park boss Ray McKinnon said: "Peterhead had an excellent result against Aberdeen in midweek and I have spoken to a couple of people who were at the game.
"They both said that it was a strong and determined performance so we are in for a really tough contest at Balmoor."