Ross County manager Derek Adams believes his players' familiarity with the Highland derby is a significant boost to their chances in their clash with Inverness.
The rivals meet for the first time in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League but most of the County squad have sampled the occasion in the Irn-Bru First Division, unlike many of Terry Butcher's new-look squad.
And the Dingwall side have four players in their likely starting line-up who have previously starred for Caley Thistle - Michael Fraser, Ross Tokely, Grant Munro and Iain Vigurs.
The teams last met in the 2009-10 season when both sides won two games each with another match drawn.
"We've got a lot of ex-Caley players on our side and they'll be looking to do well against their old team," Adams said. "We've got players who can play in the big occasions so I'm sure it will be a terrific and special occasion for the Highlands.
"We've got players who enjoy playing in the big occasions, they've played in Scottish Cup finals, these are the boys who will do well for us.
"We've got players who have played in derby matches before for Inverness and Ross County so they know what it means to win."
Adams claimed it was a "major boost" to have so many former Inverness players on his side.
"Their knowledge of the derby match, their knowledge of what it means to both clubs is a major plus," he added.
"We've got many players who have played in the derby before and I think that's a major bonus for us. I enjoyed them and I enjoy them more as a manager than I did as a player. It's a terrific occasion and we've done ever so well in the derby matches."