Elgin City manager Gavin Price is urging his side to stand up to the task that awaits them in today’s derby fixture against Peterhead at Borough Briggs.
City have lost all five league encounters against the Blue Toon since Jim McInally’s men were relegated to League 2 in 2017, with the sides meeting for the second time this season.
Although second placed Peterhead trail leaders Edinburgh City by five points, albeit with a game in hand, Price feels the Aberdeenshire men are the strongest side in the league but remains determined to run them closer this afternoon.
Price said: “They are the best team in the league. We are going to be up against it, but on our day I feel we can be the best team in the league as well.
“We have not beaten them, so we need to find that extra gear and it’s about time we did.”
Elgin go into the match boosted by last weekend’s 4-0 win over Queen’s Park at Hampden Park, although midfielder Rabin Omar is doubtful with a hamstring injury.
Price added: “We really worked on the defensive side of things.
“I’m not saying we’ve found the answers yet but it was an important clean sheet last week. It’s not just about the back four and goalkeeper, we need to defend as a team to stop teams scoring.
“We did that really well last week and if we can continue to do that, With the goals we have been scoring and the chances we have created, we have got a real chance.”