Peterhead manager Jim McInally would happily take winning ugly if it meant his side coming away with three points.
The Blue Toon have played well against the top two – Montrose and Cove Rangers – in their most recent fixtures but came out of both games with no points.
They travel to Firhill today to face a Queen’s Park side who are without a manager, after the sacking of Laurie Ellis last week.
Peterhead are five points behind the Spiders, who are in fourth, and have closed the gap on the top half in recent weeks.
But if it means getting more points on the board, McInally will take them however they come.
He said: “We’re getting to the stage now where I’d rather we play not as good and get something out of the game, than play well and get nothing which we’ve done the last couple of games.
“We need to get back to picking points up. We’ve had plaudits for the last couple of games and come away with nothing, which needs to change.
“You’d rather win ugly and move up the table.”
McInally does not think Queen’s Park will be any more vulnerable because they are without a manager, with Gardner Spiers and Peter Grant junior in interim charge.
He added: “We’re all vulnerable at the minute. I know their game was off last week because of Covid problems and you don’t know who’ll be back. It’s so hard to prepare for games at the minute.
“It was mostly draws they were getting in their undefeated run. I think that’s why the pressure built up on them.
“They’ve got an owner and a chief executive that have got a real desire to get to the Premiership, never mind the Championship, so they have been playing under a wee bit of pressure.
“They’ve been consistent in a way but not won games they should have won. We’ve got to try keep the pressure on them and certainly play a lot better than we did in the last 45 down there.
“From what I hear I don’t think the pitch is very good, so we have to take these things into account going into the game.”
Peterhead will have Simon Ferry, David Wilson and Grant Savoury back available this weekend, although Josh Mulligan remains out.