Peterhead midfielder Scott Brown believes the Blue Toon are in a three-way contest to avoid the drop.
The Buchan men are perilously placed in League 1, sitting second bottom of the table with a four-point cushion over bottom side Stenhousemuir and one point behind Stranraer.
Darren Young’s Albion Rovers opened up some breathing space after defeating East Fife 1-0 on Tuesday and have a game in hand on the bottom three teams.
A last-minute equaliser from Jamie Redman earned Peterhead a 2-2 draw with Stranraer last Saturday and Brown hopes the Blue Toon can pick up more points when they face Airdrie at Balmoor today.
He said: “The point last week felt important as it was crucial not to lose ground to Stranraer.
“With Albion Rovers winning during the week, it looks like it could be between Stenhousemuir, Stranraer and ourselves.
“We are only a point behind Stranraer and they are playing Stenhousemuir this weekend. I’d expect them to win, so it is important we match that.
“We need to give our maximum in every game. We hope our quality brings us through this situation. It is important to stay in this league.”
Peterhead lost 4-1 when they faced Airdrie at the Excelsior Stadium in February but Brown feels his side can go into today’s game against Mark Wilson’s team feeling confident.
He added: “Last time it was a strange game. We should have been more than 1-0 up at half-time and that spurred them on in the second half. We’d dominated and only scored once, then they got the better of us in the second half.”