Any team that finishes above Peterhead will have a great chance of winning the League Two title, according to Montrose boss Stewart Petrie.
The unbeaten Links Park men may be four points ahead of them in the table but Petrie is wary of a side with attacking options that would be the envy of any manager in the division.
“The likes of Rory McAllister, Willie Gibson and Nicky Riley can win games on their own,” he said.
“They are worthy favourites to win the league and there’s no doubt that anybody who gets above them will be right in the mix at the top.”
With three wins and a draw out of four – not to mention a place in the last 16 of the Irn Bru Cup – Montrose have put down their promotion credentials.
And Petrie has now got the competition for places he has been craving.
“It was a great result down at Ayr in the cup,” he said.
“All of the boys who had been on the bench the previous Saturday got a start. The younger lads were great.
“We’ve trained hard this week and are ready to go again.”
Terry Masson and Gary Fraser are nearing a return.
“They are two big players for us,” said Petrie. “And they both trained.
“There are no fresh injuries and the competition for places is there. There will be players sitting in the stand.”