Brechin boss Barry Smith is hoping for more home comfort when his team take on high-flying Forfar at the Glebe this afternoon.
Second-bottom City face the second-top Loons on the back of two draws against Stenhousemuir last Saturday and then the 0-0 stalemate with East Fife on Tuesday night.
Smith was far from impressed as his players failed to capitalise on a two-man advantage against Stenny but he was pleased with the response in midweek.
Now, he is looking for his team to take all three points against Jim Weir’s men – just as they did the last time the Angus sides met at the Glebe back in November when Brechin won 4-0.
Smith said: “A draw was probably a fair result against East Fife as I don’t think either team did enough to win the game.
“We asked the players for a response after the Stenny match and we got one.
“They showed the right attitude to work hard against an East Fife side who are doing well this season.
“It was also pleasing to get a clean sheet. We moved Lewis (Toshney) back into the centre of defence and he put in a good performance.
“I think it was the first time since I became Brechin manager that I have had a full bench so it is good to have those options and competition for places. Everybody has to be at the top of their game to stay in the team.”
Smith added: “But overall, we take the confidence from getting a point against a good East Fife team and it is important we maintain the same type of performance and workrate to get something against Forfar.
“We had an excellent result the last time at the Glebe and we want to put on a similar performance and get three points on Saturday.
“Forfar are obviously doing extremely well at the moment and are a good attacking force so we have to make sure we stop their threats and try to exploit any weaknesses they have.”
Dene Shields, Callum Tapping and Jordan Sinclair will miss out through injury but Sean Burns returns to the squad.