AFTER Saturday’s disappointing defeat up north Cowden have to look to get their Fortress Central Park plan into action this weekend.

Opponents Stirling Albion also lost last weekend, at home to Queen’s Park, so Cowdenbeath have to look to hand the Binos a second reverse.

Last weekend’s results saw some interesting returns and it certainly looks like Albion Rovers will be no slouches this term as they eeked out a 3-2 win at Stenhousemuir and Annan had a narrow success at Brechin.

But the shock of the day was Cove Rangers’ 5-0 demolition of Edinburgh City which would have all the clubs thinking.

Cowden meet Cove in a fortnight, but first things first they have to look to beat Stirling at Central Park on Saturday.

Manager Gary Bollan was a little frustrated at the way the game panned out at Elgin: “We opened the game fairly well and had a few chances and perhaps might have been awarded a penalty under the new rules when Michal Herd went into a packed area and seemed to his a hand, but losing a goal two minutes from the break was careless and then what followed was absolutely crazy.

“The start of the second-half was almost a self destruct situation for we gave away two goals within six minutes of the re-start and then had Mikey Herd red carded.

“To the lads’ credit they dug in and worked really hard for the last 35 minutes of the game but the damage had been done.”

He really wants his team to get their act together this Saturday and get a home win on the board.

He added: “After that bad result we have to look to win at Central Park on Saturday.

“Stirling are a pretty decent side but we have to be at our best, defend well and create and take chances to put ourselves in charge of the game.

“If we can get the win it will get us up and running and lift confidence levels and it is something we can achieve.”

With Fraser Mullen free from suspension he is like to return at right back and Jamie Pyper move into the middle of the defence with Craig Barr, if the manager sticks with his four man midfield.

Definitely out will be Mikey Herd, sent off at Elgin, but Archie Thomas (pictured) may get the nod as the manager looks for his midfield to create plenty of chances.

The attack line may also see Jordan Allan feature as Cowdenbeath look to get the goals they will need to win the game.