League Two leaders Forfar kept hold of top spot by drawing in one derby and must win another all-Angus clash to ensure they stay there.
On the back of their home draw with title rivals Arbroath last Saturday, the Loons head to Links Park to face a Montrose side that have given them problems all season.
The Gable Endies also have the pressure off them after securing their league status.
Forfar manager Gary Bollan said: “We only drew 1-1 with Arbroath but I was pleased as we were back to playing the way we were for the first half of the season.
“We were in front and were a bit aggrieved at a decision in the build up to their goal especially as Arbroath had a good spell once the scores were level again.
“They were putting us under pressure and we were looking to hit on the counter-attack.
“Neither side could come up with a goal and the game ended with us still above Arbroath and still at the top of the table.
“The players have taken confidence from that display and they also know the importance of this game and the three after that.
“That bodes well for going to Links Park.
“A few people have been saying that it would be a very good time to get our first win of the season over Montrose and I would not disagree with that.
“They have done well against us under both Paul Hegarty and Stewart Petrie, with a win and two draws.
“Stewart has done a great job since joining in December and they are not out of the play-offs yet.
“I am pleased for Stewart that he has done so well but I will be more than happy if his team has a blip.”
The Loons will have Thomas O’Brien and David Cox back from bans, with Bollan saying: “They have been big players for us all season so I am delighted to have them back.
“In fact, I have a full squad to choose from which is terrific at this stage of the season.”
Montrose’s excellent 1-1 draw up at Elgin meant they are mathematically safe with four games left – a real achievement for Petrie and his players.
You imagine they will be completely pressure-free – unlike their opponents – when they walk out today but their manager insisted they have plenty to play for.
Petrie said: “It is fantastic to have achieved what we have achieved and to have done it in the manner we did up at Elgin.
“It is a credit to the boys and the staff, and to everyone else from the board down to the kitman.
“It has required a massive effort by everyone involved but we are there now.
“Maybe we can now have a different mind-set and stop looking below us.
“What I would stress, though, is that just when you might think the players might relax because they are secure they have reacted really well.
“Indeed, I would say our last training session was one of the best this season.
“Also, it’s a derby and there will be a big crowd so you can rest assured our players will be giving it everything.”
Ryan Ferguson has trained and might make the bench, while Terry Masson is available again.