THERE’S no place like home for Cowdenbeath who will be included in the early conversations about promotion after a third straight league win at Central Park.

They’re up to third in the table after Fraser Mullen’s penalty gave them a narrow victory against Brechin City on Saturday and they survived a late onslaught to secure the three points.

Home comforts have also given them victories against Annan and Stirling and it’s left the Blue Brazil three and easy in the early running for a play-off place.

There were no late transfer window signings and manager Gary Bollan was satisfied with the City win: “Over the piece I was pleased and we have taken nine points out of 15 in our opening games. I feel the group of players we now have are moving the club forward.”

“After going behind so early we managed to get level quite soon after, once again showing resilience and character.

“We then got the penalty just before half time which set us up well for the second half.

“We knew Brechin would come well drilled, knowing (temporary City boss) Stevie Campbell so well, I knew there would be no flaws in their game.

“They were a threat today with their balls in to the box, their throw ins and some big lads up top but we dealt with that.”

While they’ve been impressive at home, the boss knows they’ll need to maintain that standard and somehow find a cure for their travel sickness, with both away games ending in defeat to Cove and Elgin.

With Bollan’s men out of the Challenge Cup after defeat to Hearts Colts, it’ll be a fortnight before they take to the pitch again in competitive action.

And it’ll be a test with two matches on the road, first against Stenhousemuir on September 14 and then at Hampden to face Queen’s Park a week later.

They’ll be without striker Jordyn Sheerin after player and club agreed to the cancellation of his contract and registration in order to allow him to pursue a managerial opportunity which has arisen at East of Scotland League club Craigroyston.

The paperwork is going through and Cowdenbeath took the opportunity to “place on record its very grateful thanks to Jordyn for the greatly valued contribution he made in his time with Cowdenbeath”.

Director David Allan added: “He has also been a very popular personality at Central Park and we are sure our fans wish Jordyn all the very best for the future and that, like us, they will all have warm memories of his time with Cowden.”

Sheerin said: “I would like to thank everyone at Cowdenbeath FC for my time at the club, the fans, players and management team have been brilliant with me and I’ve enjoyed every minute, especially the Cove play-off game.

“I completed the gaffer’s notoriously tough pre-season, along with a good diet, but for one reason or another still couldn’t quite get up to the fitness needed to be a starting player.

“Because of this I have decided to accept the manager’s job at Craigroyston FC and start another chapter in my football career. I wish the management team, the players and fans at Cowdenbeath nothing but success. Thanks once again.”

The club have also announced that the first round Fife Cup tie against Kelty Hearts will go ahead at Central Park, Cowdenbeath, on Tuesday October 8 with a 7.45pm kick off.