Clydebank manager Kieran McAnespie say the derby game against Yoker Athletic tonight is the ideal preparation for their league campaign.

The Bankies need a point to guarantee they top their Sectional League Cup group ahead of Glasgow Perthshire.

If they do progress, they will host one of Cumbernauld United, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy or Kilsyth Rangers in the quarter-final.

And the Clydebank boss expects it to be their biggest test yet in the competition.

He said: “It’s always a good game and it’s good for the fans.

“The atmosphere and the tension will be there which we’ll get against top teams, it’s a good test for us.

“It’ll probably be the toughest game we’ve had, Perthshire gave us a right battle but form seems to go out the window for these derby games.”

It will be a familiar feeling for the Clydebank manager on Saturday, with the Bankies heading through to Premier Division champions Glenafton Athletic for the league opener.

McAnespie was a player/coach with the Glens before joining Clydebank in January, and admits it will be a tough tie against the Scottish Junior Cup holders.

He said: “I’m looking forward to it, taking away any sentiment I’m looking forward to testing ourselves against the champions.

“That’s the biggest thing for me, from that you can gauge where we’re at.

“We’re playing the best team in Junior football. They won the Scottish Cup and the league.

“I know what sorts of players they have, and what “Southy” [Glenafton manager Craig McEwan] will have them firing on all cylinders, they won their first Scottish Cup game 6-0, they know how to score goals and they know how to defend. I think we’ve got the players to hurt them, we just need to make sure we’re ready for it.”

The Bankies manager also confirmed former Clydebank and Dumbarton striker Derek Carcary was training with the club after a spell out of the game.

Tonight’s game kicks off at 6.45pm at Holm Park.