Elgin City manager Gavin Price feels 2019 marks a fresh start for the Black and Whites in their bid to secure a League 2 promotion play-off place.
City have been leapfrogged into fourth place by today’s opponents Annan Athletic, who go into the Galabank encounter ahead on goal difference.
Price, who has extended the loans of Dundee goalkeeper Kyle Gourlay and Ross County forward Greg Morrison until the end of the season, is hopeful of a strong run in.
Price said: “It’s important we get off to a positive start to the second half of the season – back where we started the first half. We are still in there in joint fourth, just outside the play-offs.
“These the games that are probably going to define where we are going to end up, rather than ones against Peterhead.
“It’s time to start again refocused and hopefully make a push to try and prevent the poorer results we had in the first half of the season.”
City drew 1-1 on their last visit to Galabank on the opening day of the campaign in August, prior to a narrow 1-0 home loss in October, and Price expects another tight encounter.
Price, who is without suspended pair Darryl McHardy and Rabin Omar, added: “We have had two tight games this season, although it normally is against Annan.
“They are a hard team to break down – they do what they do very well.
“We are anticipating more of the same, but if we can play how we did against Queen’s Park in our 4-0 win two weeks ago we have a great chance.”