Fraserburgh manager Mark Cowie has called on his players to win their remaining 12 games this season.
After having the weekend off, the Broch return to Highland League duty against Rothes at Mackessack Park on Saturday.
It’s been a fruitful season so far for the Bellslea outfit as they’ve won the Aberdeenshire Cup and the Aberdeenshire Shield.
Last week Fraserburgh exited the Highland League Cup at the quarter-final stage after a defeat on penalties to Buckie Thistle.
The league is now the Buchan outfit’s sole focus. Although they are third in the table and 14 points behind leaders Brora Rangers, Cowie’s side have three games in hand and play Brora next weekend.
If the Broch were to win their remaining 12 games it could take the Highland League title race to the closing weeks of the season.
Cowie said: “If we’re going to do anything in the league we have to win all 12 games – let’s not muck about or pretend otherwise.
“Even if we manage to do that we have to hope there is a wee miracle elsewhere. But regardless of the situation we would want to win 12 games out of 12 to end the season.
“We managed to win 12 games last season so we’re capable of doing it again.
“We’ve had a a blip and had two results (2-2 draw with Huntly and League Cup loss to Buckie) we were disappointed with – but we didn’t get beat in either game in open play.
“Apart from the Irn-Bru Cup we’ve only lost one game all season.
“It was good to get a break and give the guys the weekend off, but now we’re focused on Rothes again.”