Peterhead manager Jim McInally remains confident his players can escape relegation to League 2.
The Balmoor men are second bottom of Scotland’s third tier and have to play all three of the division’s full-time teams in their remaining six fixtures, starting with a home match against Airdrie today.
The Blue Toon will then face Queen’s Park, East Fife and relegation rivals Stenhousemuir before ending the campaign against the top two sides – Livingston and Alloa Athletic.
McInally said: “We are at the stage now where we know it is not down to bad luck.
“Over the course of the season the league table doesn’t lie. We know our results should have been better.
“You can put that down to a lot of things, sometimes bad luck but most of the time it is down to a lack of concentration and individual errors.
“We are not hiding from anything. We know we have to turn it around. The players know they are capable of doing it as they have proven it before.”
Peterhead came from behind to salvage a point in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Stranraer last Saturday and McInally wants his side to show plenty of desire when they take on the Diamonds at Balmoor this afternoon.
He added: “Last Saturday felt like a valuable point because Stranraer are a decent side. Like ourselves, they have underachieved this season.
“Since their new manager, Stephen Farrell, came in they have only lost one game in nine. They are on a really good run, so it felt like a big point but it is important we build on it.
“Airdrie are full time, which gives them an advantage, but we need to throw caution to the wind with our performances.
“Last week, even though we scored an early goal, it felt like we were waiting for something bad to happen instead of kicking on.
“We dominated the game in the second half without playing particularly well. We only have six games to go and we have to start picking up wins.”