Montrose manager Stewart Petrie knows what Stenhousemuir manager Brown Ferguson’s team-talk will be ahead of the game between the two sides this afternoon.
The hosts’ motivation is clear – beat the Angus team and get off the bottom of the League One table.
“No question,” said Petrie. “They will be up for the match but so will we be.
“Arbroath have started really well, Raith Rovers will pick up under John McGlynn and East Fife have had a great run of results.
“That’s the top three but after them there are four points separating the next seven teams.
“The games are so close in this league.
“It takes a bit of brilliance, a mistake or a slice of luck to win matches.
“Win two games and we’ll almost certainly be in the top half.”
Last Saturday’s point against Forfar was a good one, according to Petrie.
He said: “The game opened up at 2-2 and we both had our chances but overall we have to be happy with a draw when we’ve come back from being two goals down.”
Matty Allan is struggling to make the game. Martyn Fotheringham returned to training on Thursday after being ill but it will be a late decision on whether he features.