WHILE Cowdenbeath would have felt they should have beaten Albion Rovers, the draw saw them move up a place to sixth in Ladbrokes League 2, but even more importantly, to only three points behind the top four sides.

So their recent run of four wins and a draw in seven games has taken them on to 18 points, behind Elgin in fifth on 19 and Annan in fourth on 21.

So there is all to play for this Saturday when Clyde come to Central Park.

The Bully Wee, beaten by Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Cup, are on 26 in third place, so while it will be a tough game at the weekend Cowden can further improve their position.

Manager Gary Bollan, who has seen something of an injury problem develop, was disappointed not to pick up all three points at Cliftonhill.

He said: “The surface was heavy and not easy to pass the ball on but we stuck at it and create some really good chances.“Perhaps our finishing was not of the best on Saturday but we really should have got the key second goal which would have won it for us.

“We just needed to be a bit steadier in front of goal but to be honest it was as hard a game as I expected.”

The manager was delighted to have closed in on the top four pack of clubs but he is fully aware of the task that awaits his side this weekend.

Especially with Robbie Buchanan suspended and David Cox and Jason Talbot nursing knocks along with Martin Scott and Pat Scullion.

Meanwhile, with Harris Kay loaned out to Tayport Juniors to get game time it leaves the Fifers a bit short in numbers.

Said Mr Bollan: “We knew a run was needed to get us up the table and a 13 point haul has got us into a position which gives us a base to look to push on from.

“We want to be involved in issues at the upper end of the table but to do that we need to keep that sort of momentum going.

“Clyde at home this Saturday is a big, big game for us. We had a good cup-tie with them a few weeks back which we managed to win and it would be good to repeat that result on Saturday.

“However, it will be tough but we are at home and we want to make Central Park our own fortress.”

The manager is concerned about the fitness of several players but he does have Jordan Allan signed on a short term deal.

Allan played with Airdrie when Mr Bollan was boss at New Broomfield Stadium so he knows all about his attributes.

Added the manager: “Jordan is a good front man who can finish well and he gives us increased options in attack.

“I am hoping that a couple of the players nursing injuries will make Saturday’s game but it maybe the morning of the match before we know who will be available.”

Buchanan will certainly be missing and the midfield was short of Blain Malcolm at Cliftonhill as he had to deputise for Talbot in defence, but Gary Fraser has been playing himself up to full match fitness and will be ready for the Bully Wee.