Falkirk defender Paul Watson insists the Bairns put down a Championship marker with Saturday’s 2-0 Betfred Cup victory over Inverness.
Caley are expected to compete with the likes of the Bairns for promotion after being relegated from the top-flight last season.
Joe McKee and Nathan Austin were on target in the Highlands to send Peter Houston’s side clear at the top of Group A, and victory over Forfar on Tuesdasy evening will seal their place in the last-16.
Even though new Inverness manager John Robertson is still in the process of building a new squad, Watson hopes their victory over Caley is a sign of things to come.
He said: “To go up to Inverness, score two goals and get a clean sheet – that’s a big statement so we’re delighted with that.
“Inverness will be up there challenging although they’re a new team and they’re getting to know each other.
“They’ll improve as the season goes on but we were happy to get the win.
“They’re a physical team and focus on set pieces but we were delighted to get the three points
“They’re a new team and they’re still gelling together and you would imagine they will add a couple more as well.
“It’s a good victory but you don’t want to get too ahead of yourself.”
Victory over the Loons tonight will confirm Falkirk’s progress as group winners but Watson believes Forfar will come to try and frustrate the Bairns.
He added: “I used to work with Gary Bollan at Livingston and he’ll have his side well organised, if they sit in it will be tough.”