Largs Thistle manager Stuart Davidson has told his players to be prepared for a battle against a new look Maryhill side this weekend.
It is a 1.45pm kick-off at Lochburn Park in Glasgow on Saturday, and the Barrfields boss expects a tough match against the basement boys.
Stuart said: "We won the match 4-1 that day and it was a convincing display. But I am expecting a big battle, and we will have to work hard to get that win. They have a lot of new players and their team seems to have changed with quite a few new players, so we need to be ready."
Thistle's next home game is against Cambuslang on 13 January, followed by away league matches against Darvel (20 January) and Irvine Meadow (27 January).
The Largs boss has said he is delighted to sign a new keeper in Blair Cousar to provide back-up to Sean Graham who currently holds number one berth. Stuart said: "Ross Lundy has been totally unavailable at training and games because of a new job, so it was important to get another keeper in to provide some competition and Blair is more than capable of fighting.
"Striker Joel Kasubandi is out on loan at Ashfield - he has had a stop start time of it and it will be good to get him some games, and get fit again. We are still on the look-out for new players to strengthen the side."
Stuart is hoping that Thistle can have a happy new year with their first win of 2018 against Maryhill, and said: "We want to keep close to the promotion places, and keep in the top half of the table. I think we have under-achieved in 2017, and with the players we have we should be doing better. We have been a bit inconsistent, and have around seven or eight new players this season, and hopefully we will see the benefits of that in the second half of the season.
"Getting relegated in 2017 was very disappointing and it still hurts but we still have the chance to do something about it. First and foremost we want to stay in the top half of the league, and the main priority is to get promoted, but we also want to do well in the West of Scotland Cup."