Montrose can pull themselves to within a point of East Fife with a win over the Methil men at Links Park today.
Gable Endies boss Stewart Petrie reckons it will be difficult to predict the outcome of this afternoon’s clash with the Fifers because you can’t second-guess games in League One.
Petrie explained: “East Fife’s last couple of results show just how tight and unpredictable this league is.
“They had a terrific win at Raith Rovers, who are sitting second, and then lost at home to an Airdrie side who are challenging for a play-off spot.
“They will be disappointed by that as it allowed the pack of clubs underneath them to get closer as ourselves, Forfar and Airdrie all won.
“Nothing can be taken for granted and every single point is hard-earned.
“It is an incredibly tight league and results really come down to fine margins.”
Petrie’s side go into the game in good heart after they pulled off a 2-1 win at Stranraer, elements of which surprised him.
He added: “Last weekend at Stair Park we were awarded two penalties in the first 15 minutes and that is something I have not seen many times in my career.
“That got us off to a great start and at the end of the day proved to be the difference.
“I was delighted with that as I have travelled to Stranraer many times since starting out in 1990, both as a player and a coach, and I can count on one hand how many wins I have picked up there.
“I thought that we were really strong in midfield, which was really pleasing as it was the first time that we have used Terry Masson, Jamie Redman and Liam Callaghan as the three in there.
“I have plenty of food for thought over my team selection for the East Fife game.”
Paddy Cregg is available after a ban but skipper Paul Watson is serving the second game of a two-match ban.
Josh Skelly is included after a loan spell at Cowdenbeath.
Petrie said: “The loan deal has worked exactly as we would have liked as Josh got a lot of game time and is ready to challenge for a place here.”