Cowdenbeath manager Gary Bollan has warned his players they will be facing a highly-charged Albion Rovers side tonight.
They will need to match the home side’s desire to secure a first win in seven League Two games.
One victory in their first 21 league games had seen the Coatbridge team assigned by many to the pyramid play-offs.
However, two wins on the pitch under Kevin Harper, as well as a win off it through Clyde playing an ineligible player, has opened the door to survival.
A success against Bollan’s side will see Rovers move above Berwick Rangers with an equal number of games played and the Cowden boss knows the hosts will come out all guns blazing.
He is looking for his side to stand strong.
He said: “Albion Rovers will be well up for this game and I can understand why.
“They have had some good results recently and we have to match the intensity they will bring to the game especially in the opening stages.”
The Central Park side played out a goalless draw on Saturday against Queen’s Park and Bollan knows that a sluggish start almost cost them.
“We were not at the races in the opening minutes,” he said.
“We did not compete and we survived due to a good number of saves from David McGurn. It took us a long time to get a foothold and if we do the same in this game and Albion Rovers get their tails up, they will become even more dangerous opponents.”
“We have to show some improvement as whilst we got better at the weekend the longer the game went on it was disappointing to go another game without a win. I will look to freshen things up a bit to ensure that we get the result we are after.”
Defender Paul Deas is on international duty with Scotland’s under-19 side and Jason Talbot remains out with a knee injury.
On-loan Partick Thistle goalkeeper Aaron Lennox has returned after being recalled short-term by the Jags and he could replace McGurn who could be missing following a family bereavement.
Jason Krones is the only injury doubt for the hosts.