Forfar are expecting today’s Angus derby to be just as tough as the one they narrowly lost seven days ago.
The Loons were unlucky to get nothing from the clash with the only unbeaten team in Scotland, Arbroath, last weekend.
And now they host the other form team in League One, Montrose.
Stewart Petrie’s men have only lost one of their last eight matches, and are looking to make it four wins in a row this afternoon.
But Forfar want to make their stay in the play-off places a short one.
“It took a few days to get over the disappointment of Saturday,” manager Jim Weir admitted.
“We were excellent in the second half and Arbroath admitted that we were really unlucky to lose.
“This will be another hard game.
“Montrose have just beaten the two Fife teams and have gone above us on goal difference. They’re bang in form.
“There are similarities between Arbroath and Montrose. They’re both strong, well-organised sides with pace up front.”
Weir acknowledged that it would take a “monumental collapse” for Arbroath not to win the title.
But the battle for the play-offs is very open.
Weir said: “There are only six points between bottom and fourth, which takes in seven teams.
“Hopefully we’ll be back in the play-off places at the end of tomorrow’s game.”
Weir could have defensive selection problems with Michael Travis injured and Darren Whyte suffering from illness.