Peterhead co-manager Jordon Brown wants his side to start building on their lead at the top of League Two.
The Blue Toon are two points clear at the summit – with a game in hand over Dumbarton in second – and host seventh-placed East Fife at Balmoor on Saturday.
It is Peterhead‘s first match of the second quarter of league fixtures and Brown knows his side must not take their foot off the gas.
The player/co-manager said: “We’ve achieved nothing yet. We’ve got to this point and met our target of points, but we know it means nothing at this stage of the season.
“We need to keep going and be on the front foot to put more points on the board.
“We’re two points clear with a game in hand, but we really need to start creating those gaps and the onus is on us to start doing that from this weekend.
“The next few weeks is going to be an important period for us with back-to-back home games and then two tough away games against Stenhousemuir and Spartans.
“There are only 10 teams in this league and if you go on a winning run of three or four games then you can move up three or four places, but it’s the same with defeats – you can drop out of the play-off zone.
“The boys are motivated and we’re all excited to get back to the league and really take ownership of the chance we’ve got to pick up more points and stay top.”
A return to League Two action after four weeks
The home clash with East Fife is Peterhead’s first League Two fixture four weeks, with the last being a 3-1 win over Forfar.
Brown missed the game at Station Park due to the birth of his first child and is looking forward to returning to league action at Balmoor.
He said: “I missed that game with the birth of Sophia, so for me it feels like it has been even longer than four weeks. I’m looking forward to getting back to it.
“For the boys, we’re just itching to get back going. We finished the first quarter exactly where we wanted to be – on top, but nothing is won yet so we are ready to get back at it on Saturday.”
Since their last League Two match, the Blue Toon have played two cup matches – a 2-0 defeat to Dundee United in the SPFL Trust Trophy and a 3-1 win over Clachnacuddin in the second round of the Scottish Cup.
Brown believes those games were valuable for League Two preparations as they saw the Blue Toon co-bosses share the minutes amongst the squad.
Brown said: “We have said it all this season – and we don’t get fed up of saying it – everyone has contributed this season and everyone is there to be used.
“The squad is great and the competition for places is really good.
“We were disappointed to lose against Dundee United, but I think it shows where they are and we are. It was disappointing for it to end the five-game winning run, but we’ve still won four in a row in the league and we’ll look to add to that on Saturday.
“The Clach game was great to give guys minutes and in tough conditions. Clach were decent.
“Everyone is raring to go. We’ve had a bounce game during the week to make sure we’ve not had too big a gap between games.”