Elgin City manager Gavin Price insists today’s game against Cowdenbeath is a prime opportunity to leave the Blue Brazil trailing in the chase for a League 2 promotion play-off place.
City are three points ahead of Gary Bollan’s side ahead of today’s match, meaning the Fife outfit have the opportunity to draw level with fifth-placed Elgin with a victory at Borough Briggs.
Price says his side must instead look up the table in their pursuit of fourth-placed Annan Athletic, whose 2-0 victory over Elgin at Galabank last weekend moved them three points clear of the Moray outfit.
Price said: “We have got to look at a game against Cowdenbeath as a chance to get a bit of distance between us.
“That’s the way we need to approach the game, it’s important we are positive in the way we go about it.
“It’s just like any game, in that we know we need to perform and if we do we are capable of taking points.
“It was a disappointing first half performance against Annan last week, I don’t think we were at it.
“We need to be better if we are going to get the points as we have equally as tough a game this weekend.
“We have to make home advantage count and start on the front foot as these big games keep coming.”
Elgin will be without suspended attacker Chris McLeish following his dismissal against Annan, however Darryl McHardy and Rabin Omar return from bans.
Price has been thwarted in his attempts to add to his squad during the January transfer window so far, adding: “We have had a bit of a frustrating time. We had two or three targets we wanted who unfortunately have decided to go to a higher league.
“We have missed out on them but we will keep looking and hopefully we will be able to strengthen.”