COWDENBEATH will be looking to hit the rewind button when they travel south to re-start their Lowland League campaign at Gretna today.

The Blue Brazil recorded one of their biggest wins of the season against the Raydale Park side, when they won 3-0 at Central Park in September.

However, they’ve struggled to hit the net since with boss Maurice Ross again bemoaning his team’s ability to make, but not take, their chances.

And they’ll also face a Borders side that’s enjoying a change of fortune.

A shake-up in the management team and some astute new signings have seen Gretna improve their form and they are sitting only two points behind Cowden.

A win for the Blues would open up a five point gap and launch what Ross hopes will be a climb towards the top end of the table, with a consistent run of results required to turn around their lacklustre campaign.

The Cowden manager said: “The improvement in results has been hindered a bit by us missing a lot of chances, such as at CS Strollers in the last game we played.

“When we go to Gretna we have to look to put this right and get a win which can help us back on track to head towards the top half of the table.

“I feel we have been playing well and creating chances, but have not scored the goals that would have given us the wins we have been looking for.

“The plan for Gretna is to improve our finishing and get the result we want.”

Injured midfielder Jack Garrad, who missed the CS Strollers game; and Dean Ritchie and Stuart Love, who had to come off in that match through injury, are now fit, and all will feature in this match.

A win could push Cowdenbeath into 11th place in the table and give them a launchpad to further improve their position.

Ross saw his team draw 1-1 with East of Scotland Premier League side, Crossgates Primrose, in a friendly game last Thursday night at Central Park.

Cowden took the lead in 23 minutes, through a good finish from Aiden Gilmartin, and new signing Mikey Cunningham then went close.

The Blues missed a couple of chances after the break and were made to pay for their profligacy.

With five minutes left on the clock Crossgates hit back through a Finn Graham finish, to draw the game.

Again it was a case of what might have been, if Cowden had packed their shooting boots, and Ross will hope his men are firing when the league re-starts for them in the Borders.