Arthurlie manager Billy Ogilvie understands his side will be heavy favourites in this weekend’s Scottish Junior cup replay against Gartcairn.

The Lie boss watched his men stutter to a 2-2 draw with the Cairn on Saturday, and admits they made too many mistakes which cost them against opponents four rungs below in the league scene.

But with the second clash coming up this Saturday, Ogilvie wants his players to improve and make sure they live up to their billing as odds-on favourites to progress to the next round.

He said: “We’ve got another chance this weekend but it took a good comeback from us. At 2-0 down we were still playing reasonably well.

“We totally dominated the second period and that justified us getting the equaliser. We had to have more concentration and cut out the mistakes and errors.

“We’re hoping to take the home advantage as we’ve got to win our home games. And we’re not going to kid ourselves on, we have got to be strong favourites for Saturday.

“The league is the priority, the cup gives you a wee bonus. Every game is important to us at the minute, for building confidence and trying to get a wee run going.

“It’s all about attitude and determination, if we get that right I’m sure we’ll be okay.”

Striker Marc McKenzie told the club he was on the hunt for a move after a 5-0 mauling by rivals Pollok earlier this month but Ogilvie insists he’s desperate to keep hold of the front man.

And he believes the club’s top scorer could change his mind and decide to remain at the Lie.

He added: “That situation is still the same. I wouldn’t say he’s changing his mind but he’s certainly thinking more of it so we’ll see how that develops.

“He’d be a massive loss to us. The club has been good to Marc and he knows that. And he has been good to the club also. We’re trying our best to talk him out of it.

“He’s an emotional person and he takes his football very seriously. He’s a great kid to work with and I think when we lost to Pollok he took it a bit personally.

“Has there been any bids for him? Not really. There have been enquiries but it’s like going in for a house and not putting in a bid - it’s more nosiness than anything else.

“[But] everyone is available if the price is right. Not just for Arthurlie, that’s across all levels.

“If I can get two for the price of releasing one I’d be happy with that.” The manager is still keen to add a defender and a midfielder to his squad.