Brechin should take heart from the last time they faced Raith Rovers as they head to Stark’s Park today.
City stormed back from a goal down to beat the full-time Kirkcaldy men at Glebe Park on January 26, with Euan Smith and Ross Kavanagh on target for Barry Smith’s side.
Smith would love a repeat of that scoreline and acknowledged they can take some confidence from how they battled back to beat the Fifers that day.
“This is a different game under different circumstances but what the previous match does do is give the players belief that they can beat Raith,” said Smith, who is a former Rovers gaffer.
“They have done it before and know what it takes.
“It is not easy to go away and take three points against a full-time team but we will be giving it everything.”
City need all the positives they can get following a 3-0 defeat down at Stranraer last Saturday that left them in a two-horse race with bottom club Stenhousemuir to see who goes straight down to League Two.
Smith added: “Every one of my players knows that they let themselves and the fans down with that Stranraer result and performance.
“They know that wasn’t good enough.
“They now have the chance to bounce right back.
“We all had a chat on Tuesday night and I have to say that the lads responded well in training.”
It is as tight as it can be between City and Stenhousemuir ahead of their final-day showdown at the Glebe.
The Warriors have 35 points and a minus 26 goal difference, with Smith’s men on 35 and minus 18.
Stenny host East Fife at the same time as City are at Stark’s but Smith is concentrating solely on the job in hand.
“We can’t afford to look any further ahead than the Raith game,” he said.
“We can, though, do ourselves a lot of good by winning.”
Craig Thomson remains a “major doubt” according to his manager, while Lewis Toshney is still ruled out.