Paul Curran would probably have to look up a dictionary to find out the meaning of the word fear.
As a player with his hometown club Derry City, Ards and Larne Curran never shirked a challenge, and now in charge at Inver Park he is ready to meet a different one head-on every Saturday.
And they won't come much bigger in the next few weeks than that which faces Curran's men tomorrow.
Glentoran visit the east-Antrim venue with Alan McDonald's record in domestic competition unblemished after his first four CIS Insurance Cup outings as manager of the Oval outfit.
Those matches have seen the Glens hit the net 14 times, with Gary Hamilton scoring half of those, while a modest average of a goal a game has been conceded.
That doesn't stop Curran from believing that his side can be the first to put the brakes on the east-Belfast club's charge towards the quarter-finals of the competition.
"Glentoran might have a 100% record, but even though we were down to 10 men for an hour we looked like the team most likely to win it for a while when the score was 2-2," said Curran.
"There is no doubting that Glentoran are a good side, but we are capable of taking something off them on Saturday if we show the same attitude that we did at the Oval.
"I have been pleased with most of what we have done this season, other than last Saturday.
"We were 2-0 up after 40 minutes before conceding a soft goal just before half-time, but when you are in front with three minutes left on the clock you expect to take something from the game.
"We have got to move on from that now and put things right against Glentoran."
Although the Glens are running away with Group B, the fight for the second qualifying spot is hotting up two games from the climax of the pool stages.
Larne and Lisburn Distillery each have four points, while Armagh City's victory over Curran's side last weekend and their first points of the season has given them hope of making the last eight.
And that is why Curran desperately wants to take something from tomorrow's game, other than boasting of ending the Glens' winning streak.
"At the minute we are in second place on goal difference and it would be nice to still be there when we go to Lisburn Distillery for the last game," said Curran.
"It is very close at the minute and I am looking for us to get something from he Glentoran game to help us in our attempts to make the quarter-finals.
"If we can get a good performance and a good result then it will set everything up for the last game and a good run at qualifying."