AFTER another loss on the road Cowdenbeath are back on home turf this coming Saturday and again have to look to win to keep in clear third top spot in Ladbrokes League 2.

The Albion Rovers postponement and the loss at Cove has Cowden tucked in behind Rangers and Edinburgh City, on 32 points, and five ahead of fourth placed Annan Athletic with two games in hand.

The Blues just need to sort out their away form to ensure they can make the top four come May and the promotion play-offs.

25 of their total has come at home and the Blues will be looking to add another three to that when bottom of the table Brechin City come to Central Park this Saturday.

City have rallied after a bad start to the season and have moved onto 15 points, and three of that tally came from a win over Cowden at Glebe Park in November. So no one will be lulled into thinking this will be any easy task.

Manager Gary Bollan was frustrated at conceding two penalties which helped Cove on their way to the victory at Balmoral Park on Saturday.

Said the manager: “I thought we had been working hard as a team but two penalties see us turn around at half-time two down.

"The first one I felt was a little soft but the second one seemed to be total confusion with a linesman's flag up, the ref playing the game on and then the penalty decision and it kind of knocked the soul out of us.

"We should a lot of resilience after the break and David Cox pulled one back but then got sent-off in another situation which was not all clear.

“It was all a bit frustrating because there were a lot of good things from us at times.”

The manager is very aware of his team needing yet another home win this Saturday to keep building their total.

He commented: “Our away form has been pretty ordinary but we are at home on Saturday and we have to look to keep our good work going at Central Park.

“However, Brechin have improved and will look to make life difficult for us but we have to look to reproduce the excellent leading up work we showed against Annan.

“We can create so many good chances when we find that sort of form and that will be the target this Saturday.”

The manager will have to find another front replacement after Cox’s dismissal at Cove and that could well be Ryan Connelly, who is back at Cowden after spending four months at Broughty Athletic.

Kris Renton is well on his way to recovery from his jaw injury but this game has come a couple of weeks too early for him.

Jamie Todd will also be available while the manager is looking to bring at least one new player before the transfer window closes.