COWDENBEATH forward Robbie Buchanan insists a dilapidated Central Park could support the Blue Brazil’s attempt to cause a mighty Scottish Cup upset.

Gary Bollan’s side host Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, including new recruit Jermain Defoe, in this evening’s televised fourth round visit.

The majority of the Gers squad are unlikely to have encountered facilities as basic as those at Cowdenbeath’s 4,300 capacity ground, while the famous stock car track is still a famous feature of the decaying ground.

The League Two minnows are expected to offer little resistance in the tie but former Hearts trainee Buchanan expects the Premiership club will be taken aback by tonight’s venue.

Buchanan said: “You have to make the most of these chances, it could be the last time you play a team like Rangers, you never know. You need to take it as it comes but hopefully we can take something out of it. It will be a tough ask but everyone is looking forward to it.

“It’s a small pitch and you’ve got stock car track around the side so it’s dead open and it’s windy. It will be a bit of a shock to Rangers compared to what they’re used to but we’ll enjoy it and it’s our home ground. It must be intimidating for other teams with the pitch and the changing rooms not being up to scratch.

“I’ve been in there a few times, it’s not the greatest and they’re small - they’ll all be crammed into it. Things like that could go our way hopefully.

“Playing in League Two and at all the small parks, you would not expect to be going up against the likes of Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis.”

Buchanan, a delivery driver, will gear up for one the biggest matches of his career with a 7am shift in the van and is hoping the day closes with him revelling in a monumental fourth-round victory.

Buchanan’s colleagues have ensured the build up to the match has been anything but normal after pinning pictures of the 22-year-old all over his work.

Buchanan added: “I work for an for electrical wholesaler in Hamilton. “I’m up at the crack of dawn at 7am on Friday morning delivering and then to the game.

“I’m getting away a wee bit sharper, probably around 2pm so I can go away and get sorted.

“The boys who I work with have been telling everyone who comes in about me and the game, and there’s a couple of wee banners at the work. “There’s a picture of me sitting on top of a cow, most of the guys are actually Rangers fans, but they’re all rooting for me funnily enough.”