The Narwan Eels might be the only team to have beaten Group 19 A-grade competition leaders Glen Innes this season but are adamant they will have to improve if they want to repeat the round six result.
The Eels dominated the Magpies 38-10 the last time they met on Armidale turf but this time around, Narwan have the daunting task of heading to the Celtic capital.
Narwan were without player-coach John Roberts when they were walloped 54-14 by the Moree Boomerangs in their last start but he will return for this Sunday's encounter.
Roberts said he is waiting to see if players who sustained injuries against the Boomerangs will be fit to take the field this Sunday.
"I am just waiting for confirmation to see if they are good to go for the weekend, I gave them until Friday," he said.
They didn't train earlier in the week but Roberts is hoping they can pull together a side to train and put the finishing touches on their game plan.
"We get to fit in a training anyway, the boys were a a bit battered and bruised on Monday," he said.
"They had a team meeting about how we can improve and where we need to lift our game.
"It is a big task, especially coming up against Glen, at home for them.
"They are going to be strong, we are going to have to be on our game for us to make that major final.
"We have got to be on."
The trip to Moree was a tough one for the Eels with a large number of the squad turning out for both reserve grade and A-grade fixtures.
"From what I heard it was just the second-half that killed us," Roberts said.
"Their backs just killed us because half of our blokes played reserve grade, that is no excuse, we just didn't travel."
Roberts said his team will have to be switched on for the full 80 minutes against an uncompromising Magpies line-up.
"For them, it will be up the middle with Mepham and his kicking so we have got to be on the ball with that," he said.
"Our boys will just have to muscle up and slow their big boys up and our little fellas need to get in around the rucks when they are tired.
"They grind out the game really well and we try to hurt ourselves so we just have to stay in the grind.
"I am itching to get my boots back on anyway."
Glen Innes are coming off a 40-10 win against the Armidale Rams.
They led 30-nil at half-time with both sides scoring 10 apiece in the second stanza in what their player-coach Nick Say described as "scrappy."
There will only be league tag and A-grade in Glen Innes on Sunday.
The matches begin at 12pm.