COWDENBEATH must go to Cliftonhill and win this Saturday.

Manager Gary Bollan has made it plain that he wants his team to get back to regular winning form after their flat run which started in the Scottish Cup against Broxburn.

After a draw in the first tie the Blue Brazil went to Broxburn in the replay and lost 3-0 and followed that up with a goalless draw in the league at Stirling Albion and defeats at home to Cove Rangers and at Annan.

The momentum of the six wins in a row evaporated but at least they overcame Queen's Park in a niggly game last weekend and the manger wants to follow that up with wins before Christmas at home to Elgin City, away to Brechin City and then Stenhousemuir at Central Park.

Mr Bollan said: "In the games we failed to win we saw so much of the ball but simply did not get enough shots on target so we freshened things up against Queen's Park and there was a lot more activity about our opponents' goal.

"But we have to keep this going when we go to Coatbridge which will be a tough fixture, for they are an aggressive team who made it a difficult game for us at Central Park."

The manager was delighted with the performance of his young recruits from Hearts, local boys Chris Hamilton and Connor Smith against the Spiders, both of them in midfield.

He felt Hamilton gave the team extra impetus in that area of the pitch in his new role, having played his previous matches in central defence and could well continue there on Saturday.

The manager will have midfielder Kyle Miller back available but he may have to be content with a seat on the bench at Cliftonhill.

The manager added: "Chris and Robbie Buchanan (pictured scoring against Queen's) did really well in midfield together and helped get us get forward swiftly and it was good to see.

"But we have keep this sort of form up against Albion Rovers for we need to look to string together a run of wins to make sure we stay in touch with the top two sides."

The manager is right to be wary of Rovers who are much stronger than last season when they spent a long time at the foot of the table.

Manager Kevin Harper has added several new players to his squad and they have won two of their recent home games and in the match at Central Park in September it took a penalty conversion by Fraser Mullen to earn all three points.

Cowden will have to do it without striker David Cox, who was red carded against Queen's Park, but Miller is available as should front man Jordan Allan who had a small operation two weeks ago. Midfielder Mikey Herd is also fit and ready for selection.