COWDEN simply have to look to get three points from this Saturday’s game with Ladbrokes League 2 bottom team Albion Rovers.

Last weekend’s draw at Berwick was a bit of disappointment for the Blues who are looking to finish the season strongly.

Manager Gary Bollan is looking for four to five wins minimum from the closing fixtures and one of them would have been the Berwick game but the second bottom side set out to frustrate Cowden and succeeded.

However, with Albion winning at Stirling on Saturday, allied to them being awarded three points for Clyde playing an ineligible player in a game they lost, saw the margin of Berwick’s lead over the Coatbridge men reduced to two points.

So there is all to play for and it means Cowdenbeath will face a Coatbridge team desperate for another win.

As it happens two of Rovers three wins this term have been against Stirling Albion so Cowden will face a determined lot this weekend.

Mr Bollan was fully aware that his team had plenty of possession on Saturday at Berwick but struggled to throw off the shackles that Rangers put on them.

He said: “The conditions were not easy for moving the ball about but we saw plenty of it and put pressure on Berwick without really carving out a lot of chances.

“In the last third of the pitch we again made too many wrong choices and it ended up with raids breaking down.

“We defended well when we had to in the swirling wind but the goal we conceded again was one you have to look at and say that we should have avoided it.

“At the other end there were a couple of decent openings but it was a very tight game and the second goal would just not come.

“Berwick are battling to avoid the relegation play-offs so they were going to fight hard and we matched them and should have won it.”

He added: “We know that we face a similar situation this weekend when we go to Coatbridge to face Albion Rovers.

“They are now very much in touch with Berwick so they will be a determined bunch but it is our job to match that and better it for our target is to add a lot of points to our total as we look to finish the league season as high as possible.

“But to achieve that we will have to win at places like Coatbridge and that has to be our aim this weekend.”

Cowden were without striker Kris Renton (pictured) on Saturday who picked up an injury in the warm-up at Shielfield but is expected to be fit for this weekend.

With Dave McGurn returning to first team duty and playing well he is certain to keep his place against Albion Rovers while he may look to use a front three of Renton, David Cox and Jordan Allan to put pressure on the Rovers.