COWDEN boss Gary Bollan wants his team to keep their run of good results going when they travel to play Ladbrokes League 2 bottom side Albion Rovers this Saturday.

Cowdenbeath’s win over Brora Rangers made it three wins out of four games in all competitions and the manager was pleased with the success over the Highland League side which earned them a home fourth round tie with his old club Rangers.

But while he was delighted with extending the Blue Brazil cup run and drawing a massive tie for the club, he stressed that the league is the bread and butter for Cowdenbeath.

The manager said: “After the performance at Annan in our last league game I was hoping that we could produce the same sort of show because we knew that Brora Rangers are a dangerous side.

“They have scored a lot of goals this season so we needed to show the same defensive resilience that we had at Annan and although we started a little edgily, we grew into a very compact unit defensively the longer the match went.

“Yes Dave McGurn had to make a couple of good saves at key times but that is his role and he performed excellently.”

Looking at the three man defence he used against Brora, Robbie Deas being joined by David Marsh and Jamie Pyper, and then switching to a four for the last half hour, the manager said: “We have the players to vary our defensive structure and that is a very good thing to have available and for the last half hour we sent Jordyn Sheerin on and went to a four man defence and looked for a second goal to kill the tie.

“There were chances there to get the goal but on a couple of occasions, we had opportunities to kill of the game but took the wrong option with our last past and it spoiled these chances.

“However, over the piece we were well worth our win.”

Looking ahead he added: “The cup is a great thing to be in and gives the players and fans something extra to look forward and having Rangers is a special challenge too but we have a string of important league games coming up before the next round in January and we must concentrate on building up our points tally over the coming weeks.

“We have a very important league game at Coatbridge this Saturday which is one we dearly want to win but we know that it will need another performance where we defend solidly, and that must be our aim, and keep taking our chances.”

Scorer of the winner against Brora, David Cox said: “It was a peach of a cross from Jason Talbot and I knew when I got my head to it the ‘keeper was beaten and it gave us something to build on.

“The lads were aware of what an important game it was and we started maybe a bit warily and Dave McGurn had to make a couple of good saves but the longer the game went we started to create some really good chances and should have had more than the one goal, but we made round four and that was the aim.

“Now we have a huge tie in round four with Rangers coming to Central Park but we have to concentrate on keeping improve our league position.”

Cowden are likely to be without Pat Scullion and Martin Scott for a couple of weeks yet after injuries picked up by them in the Fife Cup-tie with Burntisland so the team against Albion Rovers will vary little from the Brora game.