Raith Rovers have a fully-fit and suspension free squad for the visit of Stirling with summer recruit Callum Elliot expected to lead their attack.
Player-manager Grant Murray will have a role on the touchline only as he looks for his men to handle the favourites tag.
Murray explained: ``Pre-season has been kind to us as no-one has picked up any injuries and I can stick to management.
``We know that Stirling Albion will come here and raise their game looking to cause an upset. They have a good number of experienced players so we need to show that we can about things properly.''
Albion will be without David McClune as the defensive midfielder is recovering from the groin operation he had over the summer.
Fit-again striker Bradley Coyne will not be risked as he is being eased back into action after 11 months out with a knee injury.
Forthbank boss Grieg McDonald said: ``I have watched Raith Rovers twice and Grant Murray has assembled a strong squad that like to play good football.
``We also like to get the ball down and pass it so this should be a cracking cup tie.''