HOME comforts can help Cowdenbeath back to winning ways and keep in the promotion chase.

That's the belief of secretary David Allan who said they'll be aiming to put up the barriers at the Central Park fortress to stop Queen's Park raiding them of three points.

He said: "We've had some decent away results but our strength is at home.

"The defeat from Cove, and we were bitterly disappointed with how that turned out, was our first at Central park in the league since March against Peterhead.

"We've always wanted to make it a difficult place for other teams to come and play and I think we've succeeded in that.

"If you look at it, that was two table-topping teams with bigger budgets that beat us so we're definitely a force at home and we'll be looking to get back to it on Saturday."

After enjoying an Indian summer of six wins in a row, the defeat at Annan on Saturday left the Blue Brazil without a win in their last five outings and hoping it won't be a bleak winter.

Allan argued that it could have been different and explained: "It's disappointing after such a good run of form and we're obviously trying to turn that around as soon as possible.

"Gary's had a few injuries to deal with, Fraser Mullen is making reasonable progress after the car accident but he's some way off coming back while David Cox was out on Saturday and Chris Hamilton was also missing with a chest infection.

"We'll be hoping they're both back on Saturday."

He continued: "It was a game of two halves at Annan. We dominated the first half, created several good chances and could easily have been a couple of goals ahead at half-time.

"But then we lost an early goal and weren't really at the races after that, Annan could've gone on to score again."

Asked if heads had dropped after the goal, Allan said: "It's always the case in football that if you're winning, confidence builds and you feel things are going your way.

"You also get situations like the Cove game where we actually played well and then got a very poor decision by the referee, we were close to being 2-0 up and then you're 2-1 down when he gives a after a very poor decision to give a corner which they then score from.

"These little things can also turn matches and momentum, you've just got to try and bounce back."