AFTER getting their ninth home win of the season on Saturday, Cowdenbeath now face two awkward away games.

Cowden had to work really hard to beat the bottom of the table Brechin City, and the result has them eight points clear in third spot of Ladbrokes League 2.

So when they head for Hampden Park this Saturday they will look to get at least a point, and if they can win at Stenhousemuir the week after the Blues will be in a good position.

But so far Cowdenbeath have just seven points are on the road and manager Gary Bollan is wanting that to change this Saturday.

He said: “We had to dig in during the second period against Brechin for credit to them they came back strongly at us after we completely dominated the opening 45 minutes and had Jordan Allan’s shot gone in just before half-time instead of hitting the woodwork we would have been in a really comfortable position.

“But Brechin they made it really hard for us after the break and in the end we had to show a lot of resolve to get the three points”.

Turning to the two away games coming up he said: “We know that we have been letting ourselves down away from home and we have to look to do a lot better when we go to Hampden on Saturday.

“Queen’s play well on the big pitch, but so did we the last time we were there and won well (3-0) so we have to look to repeat that this weekend.

“If we apply ourselves properly we can get the result we want but we have to play well for all 90 minutes not parts of the game.”

The manager was pleased to get hold of midfielder Gavin Morrison from Brora Rangers, who made his debut against City: “Gavin has been training with us since August after being moved to Fife through his work, so when the transfer window opened I spoke to him and he was delighted to join us.

“He is a solid passer and manages games well. He will be a useful player for us.”

Gavin, 30,told the Times: “This has been my seventh season for Brora but my work commitments changed so I asked Cowden for training facilities and have been with the lads since August so it kind of made sense to join up.

“That was a tough 90 minutes against Brechin, who just never gave up, but we got the win and that was important as we want to finish in the top four.

“I am looking forward to the challenge and we certainly have the talent to achieve that aim.”

Striker Kris Renton was an unused sub against City so will again be in the squad for the trip to Glasgow now that his jaw is healing fast.