Thistle boss Stuart Davidson believes the pressure is all on Hurlford United going into Saturday's big Macron Scottish Cup semi first leg.
Hurlford were finalists last year and winners of the trophy in 2014, while Largs boss Davidson believes the fact that it is only the fourth time Thistle have reached this stage in their history means that the club can go and express themselves in the two legged encounter. 
Largs are looking to get off to a good start on Saturday, and confidence is growing after some sparkling performances in the tournament.
Asked if the team were fully aware of the significance of the fixture, Davidson said: "We have stressed to the players how big it is - it is big for the club and for the fans. It is a great opportunity for the players.
"The fact we have only got to the semi finals four times means it is not a big pressure, and we have done well to get there.
"Other clubs like Hurlford are used to reaching finals and winning it so the pressure is all on them.
"For us it is go out and enjoy it and embrace the situation and show everyone what we are capable of.
"These are the big games you look back on as a player at the end of your career.
"We are stressing to the players that they have done really well and worked really hard to get here.
"We have had a good season and we should go out and enjoy the challenge - everything has been positive. 
Largs skelped Kilwinning 5-0 in the previous round but after indifferent league form and a number of injuries, Thistle showed their fighting spirit to gain a draw at second top Irvine Meadow on Saturday.
Davidson declared himself satisfied with the point which he believes was the perfect warm-up to the season defining semi-final encounters.
Largs do have injury concerns going into the game.
Davidson said: "Ryan McKie was taken off during the first half of the Irvine Meadow challenge as a precaution. He felt his hamstring tighten up and didn't want to push it so we took him off and will get him assessed by our physio.
"Both Nicky Jamieson and Ben Black are making progress but realistically it is looking like the return away leg until we will see them back, but they are definitely making progress.
"We have played Hurlford twice already this season and are well aware of their strengths and weaknesses as they are ours.
"We just want to keep our feet on the ground and do what we normally do and look to win the game on Saturday.
"I still don't have the final team picked as yet and there is still a lot of work to be done at training this week, and I am looking to the boys to stake their claim and grab their place."
"The fans really showed up in the Kilwinning quarter final - it was a great turn-out. We start off with a home tie and it would be great to get the win to take to Hurlford next week.
"The players can rise to the occasion and I hope the fans turn out and play their part like they did the last time."
There was little to choose between the sides in their previous league fixtures with Hurlford scoring a late winner at Blair Park in August, while Largs drew 1-1 at Barrfields in January.
Davidson, who scored the winning goal in the 2009 final for Auchinleck v Clydebank, but ironically missed out in the two legged semi finals as a player due to injury: "We were up against Rob Roy but I had to miss out due to a leg injury at the time.
"First and foremost we will stress good discipline too as a red card can result in a suspension for the second leg and nobody wants that, but we don't want the players to hold back either."
Davidson said he was pleased to see Largs gain a precious point at a traditionally tough venue on Saturday and viewed it as ideal preparation for this weekend.
"Coming away with a point at Irvine Meadow was a positive outcome," said Davidson, "Specially when you consider the Meadow manager Brian McGinty said it was their biggest game of the season and they wanted revenge for the 7-0 defeat at Barrfields.
"I am happy that we have recovered our form after back to back defeats to Renfrew and Kilwinning in the league. We have picked up a couple of draws and a win.
"It was made even tougher when you consider Meadow got the opener in the first minute but the boys got the equaliser and stood up well to the challenge.
"We had a bit more resilience about us and I think that the game sets us up well for Hurlford. 
"It is going to be a really tough game as Hurlford are still hurting after losing the final last year and are top of the league and flying.
"They have quality and experience in their side, but we want to give a good account of ourselves, and we are really looking forward to the challenge.
"Saturday can't come quick enough."