St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson is indebted to the experience gained at Cowdenbeath which helped turn him into a Scotland international as he prepares for Saturday's William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round clash at Central Park.
The 24-year-old spent a spell on loan with the Blue Brazil in the 2006-07 season and knows the Central Park pitch, which is circled by a stock car racing track, better than most of his Saints team-mates.
"It's old school," said Davidson, who made his Scotland debut in Luxembourg earlier this month.
"It was seven or eight games I played. It was good for me. It stands you in good stead going to places like that as a young boy.
"I think more young boys should be put out to lower division teams.
"It shows you it's not all about coming in and getting mollycoddled.
"You've got to go out there, work hard and see what it's like in the lower leagues.
"I enjoyed my time there, even though it was only in seven or eight games. It stands you in good stead."