COWDENBEATH have another home game this week as they look to further improve their top five credentials after Saturday’s win over Annan Athletic.

The Blues are sitting in fifth spot, a point behind fourth top Annan, and have Brechin City at Central Park this Saturday.

It does provide the Blue Brazil with another chance to win at home and another success would surely push them into the top four.

However, manager Gary Bollan is not getting carried away with things: “That was an excellent result against a good Annan team.

“We knew that they come out of the traps fast and we had to weather the early storm but once we were able to get the ball down and start to put together some moves things changed markedly.

“The opening goal came from a lovely move which went from one side of the park to the other and Robbie Buchanan finished it superbly.

“In the second period we really started to put together a string of good moves and it was great to see the goals come, although we could have done better at their counter.”

He was particularly pleased to see the performances of local boys, Connor Smith and Chris Hamilton, on their home debuts.

“I felt they made a strong contribution to the game at either ends of the park,” said the manager.

“Chris had to handle facing some big lads but he jumps so well and put in some great tackles, and his passing out of defence was excellent.

“Connor carried a lot of danger when he got the ball near their box and struck with the second goal at a perfect time in the game.

“They received great support from our senior players and hopefully we can see a repeat of it all against Brechin this Saturday.”

Connor Smith is loving life at Central Park: “I did not think I started the game that well and felt at half-time I had to do better.

“In the second-half I got into a few good positions and then the chance came. Kris Renton got the ball to me and I just thought I have to hook this goalwards and in it went, what a great feeling it was.

“It was a very good result but we know that each game will provide difficult hurdles and it is up to us as a team to put in the performances that can earn wins.”

Brechin City, who sacked manager Barry Smith last week, won at Coatbridge at the weekend to open their account and will be hoping to have a new boss in place by their visit to Central Park this Saturday.

But Cowdenbeath will be going all out to make it their third successive home win.

Added Mr Bollan: “Brechin’s confidence will have taken a real bounce from that win at Albion Rovers but our aim is to win at home every time we play at Central Park and that will what we want to do this Saturday.

“It will be a hard game but if we can play the same brand of football we did on Saturday for long spells of the game, we can get the result we want.”

Harvey Swann and Jordan Allan were again missing from the squad on Saturday but Harvey is hopeful of being fit for the Brechin game. However, Mikey Herd, who had to be subbed after coming on as a sub against Annan, suffered a hard knock and may be missing.