The League 2 table will show Montrose are leaders going into 2018 regardless of the result of today’s match against Peterhead but Blue Toon midfielder Scott Brown believes his side will be unofficial table toppers if they win at Links Park this afternoon.
The top two teams in the division go head to head today with the Gable Endies holding a six-point lead on the Blue Toon.
However, Peterhead have played two games less and after putting together a strong run in November and December midfielder Brown is in confident mood.
He said: “We are billing the game as a must-win. There’s still a long way to go in the season and if we were to lose it’s not the end of the world but we feel we are the team that should be top of the league.
“It’s been a frustrating month for us as we went top then had two games called off due to the weather but we still see ourselves as league leaders as we are confident we will win our two games in hand.
“We feel as if we will be unofficial league leaders if we beat Montrose as we’ll be three points behind them and still have those two games to play. We won’t be top but it will feel like we are.
“We’ve won eight out of the last nine games which is league winning form. We didn’t start the season well to be fair and we were in mid-table but we have picked up in the last couple of months and confidence is high in the team now.”
The Blue Toon beat Stenhousemuir 3-2 at Balmoor last weekend thanks to Jordon Brown’s injury-time winner and with promotion rivals Elgin City due to visit Peterhead on Tuesday, Scott Brown knows the importance of maintaining the winning run of form against his club’s nearest rivals in the next two games.
He said: “Christmas is always a big spell as there are more games played during the festive period but it feels even more important this year given we played Stenhousemuir and have Montrose and Elgin in the next few days.
“They are all teams pushing for promotion this season and if we can come through those matches with nine points we’ll be delighted. We believe we have the squad capable of coping with three big games like these ones in a row.”