Table-topping East Fife manager Gary Naysmith does not feel any extra pressure ahead of his side’s game at Arbroath this afternoon, despite describing the contest as their “derby”.
Naysmith said: “This is our local derby and would have felt like a big game anyway. We have the excitement of going there as league leaders and they are still enjoying the appointment of Dick Campbell so it will be an interesting afternoon.”
The Red Lichties did Naysmith’s side a favour last weekend by defeating title rivals Clyde and the former Scottish internationalist said: “I am not surprised that Arbroath won.
“Some people may have seen it as an unexpected result but one of them will pop up every week during the run-in.
“When you consider the experience that Clyde have in their squad it was a fantastic result for Arbroath.”
Naysmith added: “Dick has gone in there and almost made them safe. Their players will come out determined to get the result that ensures their place and they will also be out to impress and get contracts for next season.”
Naysmith has a full squad to choose from, and on-loan Falkirk striker Nathan Austin could return to the starting line-up.