Montrose boss Stewart Petrie insists his side will give it a “real go” when they travel to face Peterhead today.
The Gable Endies will take a big support with them to Balmoor with their Ladbrokes Scottish League 1 play-off semi-final tie delicately balanced following the first leg 1-1 draw at Links Park on Wednesday night.
Petrie believes there will be huge pressure on Peterhead and while Montrose have looked on these games as a bonus, he is determined his side’s season will not end this afternoon.
The manager said: “It is set up nicely after the first leg.
“I thought overall a draw was a fair result. The game was scrappy but entertaining and while we would have liked to go up to Peterhead with a lead, we have given ourselves a chance thanks to Chris’s goal.
“He had been struggling with a virus so he deserves enormous credit for getting through the 90 minutes.
“We wanted to do ourselves justice against a side from a higher division and I think we did that.
“It will be a really difficult game up there as they have quality right through their side so we will have to be at our very best.
“The lads will hopefully have taken confidence from matching Peterhead in the first game.
“There may be a lot of pressure on them as relegation is at stake while this play-off is a bonus for us.
“However, it looks like we will take a lot of fans north and we will give it a real go.
“It is a one-off and we have to look at it like a cup final.”