Fraser Fyvie has relished cup competition this season, being handed his debut in the Capital One Cup against Nottingham Forest and started both of the previous two FA Cup games against AFC Bournemouth.
The 20-year-old admitted it has been a tough test and expects more of the same come 3.00pm.
“We played well against Bournemouth in the last round although it was a very hard game but we ground out that result to get us through to this game against Macclesfield.
“We have to be wary of Macclesfield because this is the biggest game of the season so far for them and we are expected to go to the Moss Rose and win by three or four but that isn’t always the case, especially in the FA Cup.
“They beat Cardiff City in the last round who are top of the Championship, so they’ve already shown that they are capable of matching teams in higher divisions.”
The recent spell of wintery weather could be a contributing factor to the playing conditions but Fyvie says he’s been in that position before.
“It is going to be a very tough game again and the recent weather conditions are something we will have to adapt to, especially if the pitch has been affected.
“I’ve played on a few tough pitches in Scotland but, today the key is to be ourselves as usual and try to get the ball on the floor.
“We have to play to the conditions as well which I think we are capable of doing as we have a very adaptable group of players.”
On a personal note Fyvie added:
“My confidence is building because I’ve started both the previous games in the FA Cup which has got my sharpness up and has given me the chance to start building relationships on the pitch that are unique to that environment.”