AFTER a run of defeats involving games against the top Ladbrokes League 2 sides Cowdenbeath have to get their show back on the road this Saturday when they travel to take on second bottom side Berwick Rangers.

In their run of reverses against Edinburgh City, Peterhead and Stirling Albion, the Blues have looked capable of getting a result from the matches but key errors at key times have cost them.

That was particularly the case on Saturday against Stirling when, playing against ten men, they levelled and looked much the better side, but somehow managed to miss a glorious chance and give away a really silly second goal to lose the match.

So these situations have shown up weaknesses in the team which needs to be sorted out before they take on Berwick who are fighting to stay above Albion Rovers in the battle to avoid the relegation play-offs.

Certainly there is no way they should have lost to a Stirling team who had to play the second period with ten men.

Manager Gary Bollan has was very frustrated with Saturday’s performance: “First and foremost the two goals that we lost were very poor.

“At the first we were caught out after a raid on the Stirling goal broke down and the ball was switched to the other end and we took the wrong options and presented them with a chance to take the lead.

“We fought back well and started to peg them back, scored a well taken goal and were looking for the second.

“Then somehow we again get caught out and some we have two players who could have dealt with the situation but they do not make decisions and we go behind.

“We did have a good chance to take something from the game but missed it and over the piece we made too many unforced mistakes which proved costly.”

The manager added: “The confidence of the lads has taken a dent and we have to work at restoring their self belief.

“We have ten games left and we want to win as many as possible, if we can get another run of four or five wins on the trot we can still make at worse sixth place but we have to start getting wins back on the board.”

He knows that his men need to start scoring regularly like they were earlier in the year.

Mr Bollan added: “We were going well until we played Rangers in the Scottish Cup and while we played enterprisingly in that tie our performances in the league have dipped.

“We need to start looking at our decision making again because that was our main problem against Stirling and we want to ensure we tighten up at both ends of the park.

“Berwick will be no easy game this Saturday for they are looking at trying to ensure they avoid the pyramid play-offs so we will have to work hard and a win is our aim.”

Reserve ‘keeper Ryan Goodfellow has been put out on loan to Berwick but he is unlikely to feature this weekend.

It is possible the manager may look to go back to the team who did so well for him in January with Jordan Allan, Jamie Pyper and Dave McGurn back in the frame.