Brora Rangers midfielder Gavin Morrison knows that only a home win over Cove Rangers this weekend will keep the Sutherland side’s slim title hopes alive.
The Cattachs are three points behind the leaders having played a game more and Morrison, who has won two league titles with Brora, knows victory is vital if he is to make that a hat-trick.
He said: “Of course it’s a must win game for us, it’s our last opportunity if we are to have chance of keeping ourselves in the title race.
“I think it will all come down to who wants it the most this weekend. We drew 0-0 down there two or three weeks ago so there’s really not too much between ourselves and Cove.
“It could well come down to small margins, whichever side takes a risk or a chance on the day will probably win.”
Morrison expects it to be a tight encounter, and added: “I don’t think it will be a goal-fest, they’ve only conceded 10 league goals this term while we’ve conceded just one more.
“The last game against Cove down there was equally tight. It was hard to break down defences and I think this one will be equally close.”
Cove midfielder Blair Yule agrees the pressure is on Brora to come out on top at Dudgeon Park but that will not dim their own ambitions.
He said: “Brora really need to win this one. That doesn’t mean that we don’t need to win it because we’ll be going up there this weekend looking for nothing less than three points.
“I felt that we were a bit unfortunate not to beat Brora a week or two ago at our place – we just couldn’t get that break or the luck we needed that day and of course Brora keeper Joe Malin had a great game. Brora have been on a great run of form so we know it will be difficult up there this weekend.”
The former Arbroath midfielder is delighted to be playing alongside a fully-fit Grant Campbell in the middle of the park, who recently returned to action after more than ayear out with a cruciate ligament injury.
Yule said: “I hadn’t played with Grant before but it is great to see him back. He’s known for his hard work in the middle of the pitch and his tenacity, but he’s also a good footballer so we’re delighted that he’s back.”