Peterhead midfielder Simon Ferry believes the Blue Toon should be making a promotion play-off push.
The Balmoor side moved up to seventh in League 1 with Saturday’s 3-0 home victory against Stranraer.
Jim McInally’s men are now nine points clear of bottom spot – which is occupied by last Saturday’s opponents – and four clear of Forfar in ninth.
Ferry thinks the Buchan outfit should be looking up the table rather than down – they’re seven points behind fourth-placed East Fife – and believes a play-off spot is achievable.
The 31-year-old said: “It was a big result because of how far it moves us clear of Stranraer.
“It gets us up the table and I believe with the players we’ve got, we should be looking towards the play-off places.
“If we turn up and play like we can then we can beat anybody in this league.
“But on the flip side if we don’t turn up then you can get beat.
“If we’re at it every week then I’ve no doubt we can be in and around those play-off places.
“We want to be looking up the league, not down. With the squad we have we should be higher in the league.
“We’ve not played anyone this season where I’ve thought ‘they’re miles better than us’.”
Ferry returned to the starting line-up for Peterhead at the weekend after missing the defeat to Forfar on Station Park’s artificial pitch seven days prior.
Manager McInally has often rested Ferry for games on sythetic surfaces because he has a history of injuries on them.
However the former Swindon and Dundee player insists he wants to play every game regardless.
Ferry added: “I look after myself during the week and I’ve played four games on astroturf this season and have had no reaction so I don’t want to be left out.”