Peterhead manager Jim McInally wants his side to drag Queen’s Park into the relegation mire with a victory at Hampden this afternoon.
The Blue Toon have taken seven points from nine against the Spiders this season and defeated Gus Macpherson’s men 4-0 at Balmoor in January.
McInally’s side have failed to record a victory in their nine matches since and the Peterhead manager would love his side to end their winless streak today.
He said: “I can see a nervousness creeping into our displays just now because the threat of relegation is hanging over us.
“There are teams in the league we can’t do anything about as we won’t play them again this season.
“But we can go three points behind Queen’s Park with a win.
“We have a good record against Queen’s Park this season, but that means nothing for this key match.”
McInally believes a win this afternoon is vital if they are to stand any chance of avoiding the relegation play-offs.
He said: “We know the areas where we have come up short this season but we can’t look back on that now.
“We need to push on and finish the season with some wins.
“If we had turned a few draws into wins then we would be pushing for the play-offs.
“We know we are at a stage where it is win or bust in terms of getting out of the relegation play-off place and we want to treat the game like a cup final.”
Defenders Craig Reid (hamstring) and Liam Gordon (knee) are sidelined but goalkeeper Graeme Smith is expected to shrug off a back injury.