MIDFIELD ace Andy Geggan has a score to settle with Kilmarnock as the bitter rivals square up for a live TV Betfred Cup tie at Somerset Park on Friday night.

Geggan was in the side who lost 1-0 to the Rugby Park outfit in a CIS Insurance Cup semi-final at Hampden Park following a late Dean Shiels goal.

He said: "I really look forward to the game on Friday night, I think the club owes them one after the semi-final - it's payback time and I'm look forward to it. You don't need motivation for it and want to play against Kilmarnock. These are the kind of games you want to play and we want the bragging rights."

Striker Michael Moffat, who also played in that Hampden showdown and said: "There should be some crowd here and it will be good to have a night-time game on the TV. I played against their manager Lee McCulloch, he was an old school centre half who would just trip you, bite and scratch. It's his first job so he won't want to come down here and get beaten by their rivals.

"It would be really good for the supporters if we could get on over them and win. You have always got a chance in these games. If we beat Killie it will set up nicely and hopefully we can win the rest of the games and get through."

Defender Chris Higgins added: "I look forward to the derby game, I experienced it when I was at Dunfermline against Raith Rovers and also played derbies against Falkirk. Hopefully we can come off best against Kilmarnock. It's certainly a great way to start the season."

Manager Ian McCall is positively relishing the game and said: "It's our home game, so let's show the ground in a good light. I have experierenced the Old Firm, Dundee and Fife derbies but look forward to the Ayrshire one. The game has come early for me and Lee McCulloch, but I look forward to it. Tickets are still selling so hopefully our fans will outnumber theirs. We started last season by beating a Premier team, Hamilton, so let's do the same on Friday and beat Killie."

Craig Reid, as revealed last week, misses out through injury but everyone else is fit.

McCall is still on the lookout for another defender to complete his squad.

Meanwhile in other football news Super First Division winners Girvan were given a bye into the second preliminary round of the William Hill Scottish Cup and will play South of Scotland League team St Cuthbert Wanderers away on Saturday, August 12.