The Light Blues are entered into the SFL Reserve League which features 14 teams from across all three divisions.
And Tommy Wilson’s youthful side will open up at Annan tomorrow night on the synthetic surface
“We are looking forward to the Reserve League starting and it’s going to be a bit of an adventure.
“We wouldn’t normally take a game against Annan on a synthetic surface. We would shy away from that because of the surface. However, we have to get on with it.
“We will have a younger team than normal but it will be a challenge for the lads to play against experienced professionals in different environments.
“I think playing against older and more experienced players will be good for the development of our players.
“If you ask any of our senior players how they learned that would be what they would tell you.
“I remember as a youngster at Queen’s Park playing at Lesser Hampden against a lot of senior players, some of them Scottish international players.
“It’s a good way to cut your teeth and it can only stand you in good stead.”
The team will play 13 matches in total between now and Christmas with seven away and six at home.
Wilson added: “I don’t mind the format. It’s quite informal. My negotiations with the Scottish Football League staff have been a lore more relaxed than they had been previously with the SPL when we were looking at rescheduling games and that type of thing.
“We have a game every week between now and Christmas which is the important thing. We might need to negotiate with the clubs which day of the week it is played on because of first team fixtures but we will look forward to each and every one of them.”