Even after the way this season has panned out so far, the second round tie at Mosset Park sees the current Gers team go into unchartered territory.
At a ground where the capacity has been almost doubled from its usual maximum of around 1,400, the onus will be on the Light Blues to travel north and win.
But having seen them drop Third Division points at Peterhead, Berwick and Annan, the hosts will no doubt feel they can pull off a shock.
McCoist believes the experiences his team has encountered in the last few weeks should leave it knowing exactly what to expect from the game.
He expects a tough afternoon against the reigning Highland League champions who he knows will try to take the game to their Ibrox opponents when they can.
McCoist said: “We’ve seen pictures of the stadium and we’ve obviously had Forres watched three times as well.
“We’ve seen them both away from home and at home so that will give you an idea of the respect we have for them.
“We’re treating the game seriously. It’s very important, as is the case with every other game we play.
“Nothing should shock us now as players, managers and coaches. The grounds might change but the general area of the pitches don’t and that’s where we have to perform.
“We can’t have any excuses. I think we’ll get the same type of games from Forres as we’ve had when we’ve gone away this season.
“All of the SFL3 games we’ve played away from home have been competitive and there has been no shortage of talent or spirit from the opposition.
“I think it’ll be exactly this same this weekend and I don’t think we’ll get anything different from our hosts.”