COWDENBEATH’S board of directors have made an appeal to fans to help them build a team that can get the Blue Brazil back into the Scottish League.

To achieve that Cowden have to win the Lowland League and qualify for the play-offs with the bottom team in League 2.

Cowden have done much better in the fifth tier of the Scottish game this season, and a win this Saturday, in their last game at Caledonian Braves, would put them on 49 points, 13 more than last term, but still only sitting in mid-table.

The board want to build on the base established this season, but they are hoping to persuade the club’s fans to back them.

Club director, Craig Bennet had this message: “This close season your club needs you, its supporters, now more than ever.

“We need your urgent assistance to build a team to challenge for promotion from the Lowland League next season.

“There are many ways that can you help. By buying a season ticket when they go on sale, by becoming a member of the 1880 Lounge, by being a club volunteer next season, for example by helping our volunteer cleaners or stewards on match day.”

He added: “Supporters could sponsor a match, or a match ball next season, or by taking a table at the Sportsman’s dinner on May 31, or by joining the 100 Club with the chance of winning a monthly cash prize, or contributing to the Cowdenbeath Independent Supporters Society and in so doing potentially becoming a shareholder in the club, or sponsoring a player next season.

“Also a contribution can be made by playing the weekly Blue Brazil Lottery, where the current jackpot is £2,600, or indeed, by participating in any of the fundraising activities you are helping. Purchasing items from the Club Shop, or at Lucie Sue’s on High Street, or taking part in the European Championship sweepstake this summer, is all making a good contribution.”

The board have stressed that there will no longer be any parachute payment cash from the SPFL this close season, and there will be no League Cup involvement next term so it is an all hands on deck situation.

Craig Bennet concluded: “We as the club’s board, and you our supporters, are doing all we can to build a team to challenge for promotion next season, however, all of us, board and fans, need to redouble our efforts starting from now.”

If you want to help call 07534 930246 or leave a message on the club office number 01383 610166 or email or contact via Facebook or X (formerly Twitter).