Cowdenbeath will look to win at Stranraer for a second time this season and keep their fingers crossed that it will be enough to ensure that they are playing League One football again next season.
The Blue Brazil slumped back into second bottom place last weekend and manager Colin Nish knows that picking up another three-point haul from Stair Park may be required to give them a chance of avoiding a survival scrap in the play-offs.
Nish said: “We were poor last weekend against Stenhousemuir and we need to do a lot better in this game.
“We seem to have gone off the boil at home as we did not play well in the previous game even though we got the points in a win over Brechin.
“Hopefully we can hit the high standard we showed in recent away games at Stranraer and get the win that could be crucial.
“We had a great 3-0 win there back in October, however they improved since then.”
It is not just Nish’s side that needs the win.
He added: “Stranraer want to be in the play-offs so that makes our job even harder. Stenhousemuir are playing Albion Rovers in similar circumstances and despite Forfar being relegated they are playing Brechin in a derby and will not want to give anything up on that. We are all in the same boat but we need the win the most.
“If we win that could well be enough as I am not sure that both Stenhousemuir and Brechin will win. If we win and that is not enough well then we will have given ourselves a big confidence boost ahead of the play-offs.”
Nish has Chris Kane available after a ban however his side will be six players down as Jamie Sneddon, Fraser Kerr, Liam Callaghan, Lewis Milne, Declan Hughes and Jack Beaumont miss out through injury.