Elgin City manager Gavin Price is confident the Black and Whites have still to reach their peak performance level in League 2 this season.
City go into today’s game against Annan Athletic at Borough Briggs on the back of three successive home victories, which has drawn them level on points with their fourth-placed opponents.
Price introduced a new 3-5-2 system at the start of the campaign and he now feels his early season perseverance is beginning to pay off.
Price said: “We have been playing the best we’ve played this season lately.
“The players are more comfortable in the system we are playing, which I think best suits the players we have got. I’m quite hopeful we’ve got the right competition across the squad.
“It has taken a wee while for us to find the players who are best suited in these positions, and for the players to understand what is required.
“I think we will get stronger as the season goes on.”
Elgin will move into the play-off spots with a victory against Peter Murphy’s side, who City drew 1-1 against on the opening day of the league season.
Price, will welcome back attacker Chris McLeish and hopes to have defender Stephen Bronsky back in training following a long-term ankle injury next week, added: “It will be a tough game, Annan are a difficult side to play against. They are well organised and have done well away from home recently.
“We played well against them at the start of the season, and certainly deserved at least a point.
“If we can play like we have been of late I think we’ve got a great opportunity to win the game, but I’m expecting we will have to be at our best.”