Cammy Eadie is keen to impress if he returns to the Peterhead team at Forfar this afternoon.
The centre-back started the Blue Toon’s first 11 games this season.
But a knee ligament injury in mid-September kept him sidelined for five weeks and when the 21-year-old returned to fitness he found Jason Brown and Scott Hooper established in central defence.
However, Brown is suspended for today’s clash with the Loons at Station Park, possibly giving Eadie chance to impress in his place.
He said: “Hopefully if I get back into the team I’ll do my best and see where I go from there.
“I’m hoping to keep up the level that I had at the start of the season before getting injured.
“I came back in pre-season and played every game at the start of the season.
“So to get that injury was really frustrating, but since I was out the boys that have been playing have done really well.
“It’s frustrating but there’s nothing I can do other than keep working hard at training and try to make the most of my chance when it comes.
“It can be frustrating not being in the team, but it’s good to have competition in the squad.”
While this is only game 15 of 36 in League One Eadie appreciates its importance.
Peterhead sit eighth in the table with Forfar one place and five points below them in the relegation play-off spot.
Victory in Angus would move the Blue Toon eight points clear.
Eadie added: “It would be good to increase the gap – even at this stage of the season it’s a big game.
“To get the three points and push further away from them and potentially further up the table would be good.”
Other than Jason Brown, Peterhead manager Jim McInally has a full squad available with Scott Brown and Jamie Stevenson back after injury.
However, he may rest Simon Ferry as this is a second successive game on Astroturf, a surface where the midfielder has picked up injuries in the past.
McInally said: “It is a massive game for us when you look at the table.
“We go there in decent fettle, but with the chances we’re creating at the moment we need to score a few more goals.”