Striker harbours hopes of upset.
Striker Ryan Donnelly is confident Gartcairn can pull off a derby-day shock against Cumbernauld this weekend.
Cairn will host their North Lanarkshire rivals this weekend as they hope to derail early season pacesetters United.
In-form Donnelly was keen to put in a good display against the Championship challengers, who won 4-1 at MTC Park in the early-season League Cup group stage.
He told the Advertiser:"It's definitely a chance to put down a marker for the rest of the season.
"Although we didn't get the results, in pre-season we did alright with the boys who weren't away on holiday or injured.
"We have a good team and have kept the squad together which I think helps, and really we are used to winning in the divisions below so it's getting into that mindset.
"Even in the cup game against Cumbernauld it was 4-1 but we matched them for about 60 minutes. It wasn't as bad as the score made it look.
"It's unfortunate for Jamie [McKenzie, manager] that we haven't had a full 18 fit this season but once everyone is back we'll be up there."
Former Airdrie and Albion Rovers player Ryan says he is loving his football at Gartcairn, adding:"I didn't really enjoy the travelling at senior level and the club has been great with me during the two years I've had here.
"I have had a few options but I don't want to go anywhere else now. It's ideal for me; as long as I'm playing and scoring, I'm happy."
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|Publication:||Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser (Lanarkshire, Scotland)|
|Date:||Sep 11, 2019|
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