Gordonians captain Danny Osugo insists his side is ready for a make-or-break run of matches which will shape their hopes of staying in National 2 this season.
Following this weekend’s trip to Peebles Ryan Morrice’s men face the three teams immediately above them in the division and Osugo knows the results in those matches will be season defining.
He said: “Our key games are all coming up. We’ve got a free weekend next Saturday where all the preparation will be on the key games at Glasgow Accies on February 15, at home to Hamilton on February 29 and then at Falkirk on March 7.
“Those three games in a row are absolutely massive with the last two being must-win matches for us.”
Gordonians return to action after a free weekend looking to build on an encouraging performance in their last outing, a 40-18 home loss to Kirkcaldy.
Osugo said: “We were disappointed with the Kirkcaldy result as we showed really good attacking intent in the game which is something which has been missing a lot this season.
“If we can keep that level up but show better execution in the opposition 22 in the run-in against the weaker teams then there is no reason why we can’t pick up some wins.
“One of the few benefits of being knocked out of the cup early is having the chance to rest and work on one or two things in training.
“We’re into a truncated part of the season where it’s all a bit stop-start due to the Six Nations but it gives us time to prepare for the key games which are coming up.”
The hat-trick of key games can wait for now, however, as Gordonians head to Peebles looking to improve on their performance against the same opposition on the opening day of the campaign.
The visitors claimed the points thanks to an 18-10 win at Countesswells on September 7 but Osugo believes his side has cause for optimism tomorrow.
He said: “Our home games are the ones we are focusing on but if we can go on the road and nick a point or cause an upset then it won’t do us any harm as we head towards the end of the season.
“Peebles come into that category for us this weekend. The game was very close up here earlier in the season and we ran them close at a time where we were not playing with the fluency we’re showing now.
“We can take heart from that performance and if we play to the level we’re capable of there is no reason why we can’t get something from this one.”