COWDENBEATH boss Gary Bollan has set his team a target of 12 points from their closing four fixtures in Ladbrokes League 2.

The win over Edinburgh City on Saturday ensured that the Blues would have no pyramid play-off worries this season but the manager is determined his men can win their last four games.

Cowden produced one of their best performances of the season to give Edinburgh City one of their heaviest defeats of the campaign, a loss which virtually ended their hopes of winning the title.

Said Mr Bollan: “We carried on from where we left off at Peterhead where we caused the title hopefuls a lot of problems.

“We really posed them an awful lot of trouble with our fast attacks and the finishing by Jordan Allan and David Cox was excellent.

“Jordan has so many good qualities for a striker but sometimes he is very hard on himself when he misses a chance.

“We keep telling him to not worry if he misses a good opening because he has done everything right to be there and he was a real hot handful for Edinburgh City.

“He and David Cox posed City an endless amount of problems and we want to see more of that in the last four games.”

The manager knows that on paper the games against Elgin this weekend at home, and then Stirling and Annan away followed by Clyde at home, will be difficult but he feels that repeats of Saturday’s performance will put them in with a chance of winning these.

He added: “There were no failures against City. They have had a great season but we were better than them on the day and I have set the lads the target to look to win the closing games.

“If we can play like that in all our remaining games we can do it.”

Jordan Allan agrees with the manager: “That is my first hat-trick in senior football and what a great feeling it was.

“I just felt good when the situations arose and was able to give their ‘keeper no chance, but I know I have missed a good chances in recent matches so it was great to get a hat-trick.

“That was by far and away our best performance in a long time and now we have to keep looking to repeat it in the games coming up.

“The manager has set us a target and our aim has to be to hit it.”

However, it is a case of one game at a time starting with Elgin.

If Cowden could win their last four games it would give them a chance of moving into seventh place and an outside chance of sixth.

Mr Bollan reported that striker Kris Renton is recovering from his knee injury and should be back for the last three games.

It is unlikely that there will be any changes for the Elgin game.