Arbroath are just three games away from welcoming League Two leaders and Angus rivals Forfar Athletic to Gayfield in what will likely be a top of the table clash.
But Red Lichties manager Dick Campbell won’t allow his players to be distracted from the here and now.
Berwick Rangers are the visitors this afternoon and Campbell stressed that the relegation-threatened club deserve their full attention.
“They played very well at Cowdenbeath last week,” he said. “And it was a great result for them.
“I’m starting to sound boring – but three points in our next game is all I’m thinking about.”
Arbroath managed to break down one of the league’s form teams, Edinburgh City, last weekend.
And they are likely to face a similarly stubborn opposition today.
He said: “Edinburgh City hadn’t lost in nine, I think.
“They play 5-4-1 and Berwick could do that as well. Or 4-5-1.
“We scored quite early on Saturday and it would be good to do the same again tomorrow.
“Whatever they decide to do with their formation, all I can concentrate on is my own team.
“We’ve got pace in the side and if we move the ball about, are motivated and organised, it will take a good team to beat us.”
Campbell has a full squad to choose from.
Liam Callaghan has gone to Montrose and both Gary Phillips and Michael Dunlop are now Berwick players.
Campbell still expects to do a bit more business in the transfer market before the end of January and he’ll be welcoming a trialist striker to the club at the start of next week.
“I’m hoping to get a centre-half and a striker,” he reported.
“The boy we’ve got coming in on Monday night is quick and nimble. We’ll have a look at him and take it from there.”