WHEN Cowdenbeath go to Stenhousemuir this Saturday manager Billy Brown is wanting to see a 90 minute's of consistency from his young team.

The manager has been a little perplexed by what he has witnessed over the first four games of the Ladbrokes League 2 programme.

He said: "In the opening game at Elgin we were really good in the first-half but did not play nearly so well in the second period and against Edinburgh City we opened the game superbly and really could have scored three goals before half-time.

"But like at Elgin we faded, but in the other two games against Montrose and last weekend against Berwick Rangers it was almost the complete opposite.

"We were not good at all in the first-half but really improved after the break and had a lot of good chances but ended up losing both 1-0."

He said that losing these games was very frustrating because there was nothing in the fixtures and really there could have been four points from the games which would have made a huge difference to Cowdenbeath's position in the table.

Added the manager: "When we go to Stenhousemuir we have to look to play well for the whole 90 minutes.

"The two games we lost should have produced points and we have to look to go to Ochilview and come back with a result.

"But that can only be achieved if we play well for 90 minutes."

Stenny have made an indifferent start to the league programme but have five points from a win and two draws after an early defeat so they will provide a tough task on their artificial pitch.

Mr Brown is hopeful that striker Cammy Muirhead will be fully fit for the game after having to pull out of the Berwick game by failing a pre-match fitness test although he did come on as a late substitute.

Josh Morris has been struggling since colliding with an opposing team's goalkeeper in a pre-season friendly but he may be fit enough to play some part in Saturday's game.

The fact that Ali Smith had to be used as a stop-gap striker against Berwick showed the shallowness of the Cowden squad.

However, hopefully Mr Brown will be able to call on Muirhead, Morris and Ryan Connelly for the trip to Stenny and have Brad and Ali Smith supporting them from the wide areas.

With Fraser Mullen, Ben Stirling and Kyle Miller all fully fit the midfield is strong but the team really needs to convert some of the chances being created to start collecting the points that are needed to climb in to the top half of the table.