Brechin are set to be without defender Darren McCormack for their first leg meeting with Alloa.
Manager Ray McKinnon is unlikely to appeal McCormack's dismissal in the 3-1 defeat by Stranraer at the weekend.
Fit-again Gerry McLauchlan looks set to step in with McKinnon saying: "I believe that the sending-off for handball was wrong and want to appeal, however I am looking for footage to help and there is none available.
"We may just have to take it on the chin and move on. We go into this tie with nothing...