Raith boss Ray McKinnon is demanding his players show the same focus and intensity they displayed while beating three of their promotion play-off opponents recently when they travel to face rock bottom Alloa tomorrow.
Rovers cemented their position in fourth place in the Championship table with a victory over Queen of the South on Tuesday night.
McKinnon’s men had previously overcome St Mirren and Morton and there is now a seven-point gap between themselves and the Doonhamers in fifth.
That recent run of results has surpassed even McKinnon’s expectations but he admits his side can take nothing for granted against an Alloa team that shocked them by winning 1-0 the last time the teams met at Stark’s Park.
The manager said: “The most important thing on Saturday is that we go out and we concentrate, focus, and treat this game with the same intensity as the matches we’ve had recently.
“That’s the biggest thing on Saturday.
“If we can go out and approach it that way and give it everything, then I would be happy, no matter the result.
“If we can do that, then we’ve got a chance of taking something from the game.
“The last time we played them was a big lesson for us and it will stand us in good stead for this game.
“We should have beaten them but got caught in the 88th minute.
“So we really need to be bang at it on Saturday.
“And if we can get through it with a good result then we’ve given ourselves a good chance.”
McKinnon added: “We’ve got six away games to go, and the three at home are Rangers, Falkirk and Hibs.
“So, it would be good to get the three points in the bag, if we can, because I think there’s going to be a lot of twists and turns to the end of the season it’s not done and dusted.
“If we can get through Saturday’s match with a positive result then it will have been a great period for us, a really good period.
“Then we can really regroup and focus on how we’re going to set out for the rest of the season.
“We’ve had a plan for how we’re going to get through this period, which we’ve surpassed, to be honest, and if we can get a result on Saturday it would be amazing.
“Then we can regroup for the final nine games.”
Tuesday night’s win came at a cost with Iain Davidson having to be stretchered off after suffering a sickening head knock.
He was given the all-clear at hospital but “Davo” will sit out the Alloa game.
McKinnon said: “Iain is in today but I think he was concussed, so he’s going to miss the game on Saturday.
“It looked terrible and I was fearing the worst, because he was down for ages and never moved.
“So it was great news to find out he was OK.
“It was horrible at the time but he’s got the all-clear. He’s fine but a bit groggy and forgetful.
“We’ve got about nine or 10 not training today, just with knocks, as a precaution.
“Rory McKeown has hardly been training with his knee, but he’s playing every game, which is brilliant.
“Craig Barr has just come back in again but he’s feeling his groin a wee bit, Lewis Toshney’s knee’s swollen up again and Mark Stewart is feeling his calf.
“They’re all just walking wounded.”