Peterhead midfielder Gary McDonald has warned there can be no hangover following the disappointing draw at Brechin City on Wednesday.
The Blue Toon were seconds away from a crucial win at Glebe Park which would have taken them to within a point of the play-off places before a contentious injury time penalty earned City a 2-2 draw and maintained its four point lead on Peterhead with six games remaining.
Jim McInally’s squad was stung by the result, but McDonald is confident the disappointment will not linger long at Balmoor as Peterhead prepare for the visit of League 1 leaders Stranraer today.
He said: “We deserved to win the game. It was a blow conceding a late equaliser, especially under the circumstances, but we showed great character and could have won it.
“We have had a few knocks recently and haven’t got the results, or the points, our performances have deserved. What matters is how we react and we’re ready for Stranraer.
“If we can beat them, we’re still right in the mix and the players know anything is possible. A win on Saturday means we’ll be right up there for the run-in.
“We’ve beaten teams such as Forfar, who are up there challenging, before and we are capable of beating any team in the league. It’s now up to us to show it.
“This is a really tight and competitive league and we’re in contention for the play-offs. All we’re trying to do is put together some wins in our remaining games and, if we do that, we’ll be right up there.”
Former Aberdeen midfielder McDonald signed a deal with the Blue Toon until the end of the season after leaving St Johnstone in January, and the 32-year-old, who scored the first goal against Brechin in midweek, is not ruling out extending his stay with McInally’s side.
He said: “I’m just concentrating on the games we have left, but I’m not ruling anything out at this stage.
“I’ll just wait and see what develops.”