Elgin City manager Gavin Price says his players are ready to show their play-off credentials, starting with today’s League 2 trip to Stirling Albion.
The Black and Whites are upbeat after three straight home victories and, with today’s Forthbank encounter followed by home matches against Annan Athletic and Montrose, Price senses an opportunity to put his side in the mix. He said: “It’s the first of a trio of games that are going to be very important in terms of our league position.
“We are coming into a crucial time in the season now and it’s important we keep picking up points to stay in that area and put ourselves in contention.
“Against Stenhousemuir it was a better allround performance than the previous wins against Clyde and Cowdenbeath.
“It has been a steady improvement in January, so hopefully we can keep that going.
“We have only played Stirling Albion once in Jim Weir’s last game as manager in September, when we came back from two goals down to draw 2-2.
“They have got dangerous players in their team but at the same time I don’t think there’s a lot between the sides.
“It will come down to the performances on the day. If we can get our mentality right and get our form on the road slightly better, we can get a positive result.”
Price was thrilled striker Chris McLeish got himself back among the goals for the first time since October with the opener in last weekend’s 2-0 win over Stenhousemuir, with Shane Sutherland back in training but still not ready to return to action. Price added: “It was important for Chris.
“You always know you’re going to get effort and workrate, he’s probably just been missing that final touch in terms of goals.
“Hopefully, that will pick him up because he has not lost the quality.
“He is capable of going on a wee goalscoring spree like he did last season.”