Jason Talbot has urged Dunfermline to keep it clean today as they bid to go back to the top of League One.
The full-back has been part of a remarkable defensive effort that saw the Pars rack up a new club record for shut-outs recently.
The Fifers went more than six games without losing a goal, before conceding in the frustrating 1-1 draw away to Albion Rovers a fortnight ago.
However, having kept another clean sheet in the morale-boosting Scottish Cup victory over title rivals Ayr United last weekend, Talbot has insisted the benefits of a mean defence should not be lost as Allan Johnston’s side seek the win over basement boys Brechin City that would take them back to the summit.
He said: “We lost our run of clean sheets; that is going to happen. But we were six games unbeaten at the time.
“It was fantastic and then we got another clean sheet last Saturday. We know that if we keep clean sheets all we need to do is take that one chance.
“A 1-0 victory is as good as a four, five or six-one at the end of the day and three points are all that matters.”
Talbot, a summer signing from Livingston, is hopeful defensive diligence can be matched by a return of the Fifers’ forward fire-power.
The 30-year-old added: “It depends on the weather conditions on Saturday and how we start the game. If we start the game on fire, who knows?
“We have heard that they have suffered a couple of injuries and it all depends what team they put out and what formation they put out.
“Hopefully we can put on another good performance and another few goals but in the last couple of weeks we have struggled a little.
“We only scored one at Ayr but we had chances to win that game and when we were taking these chances we were winning by four, five or six per game.”