Fraserburgh manager Mark Cowie believes it is a matter of time before his team hit top gear.
And the Broch boss hopes it can be tomorrow against Inverurie Locos.
In their last three games Cowie’s team have beaten Edusport Academy 2-1 in the Scottish Cup second round, drawn 2-2 with Huntly and defeated Turriff United 2-0 in the Highland League.
The results have been good, but Cowie still believes his side can perform better, especially with the likes of Scott Barbour back from injury.
And he hopes the Broch can deliver a big performance against Locos at Harlaw Park tomorrow.
Cowie said: “We’ve got a lot of guys who are just coming back from injury.
“Scott Barbour had his first 90 minutes on Wednesday in six or seven weeks.
“You look at the back four and Graham Johnston hasn’t played a lot and he has been thrown in.
“Lewis Davidson has been carrying niggles, Ryan Cowie has had niggles and Paul Young has been carrying niggles.
“A lot of players have been playing at 60% or 70% fit and building up their match fitness.
“So hopefully over the next week or two we will have players firing on all cyclinders and hopefully the big performance will follow suit.”
Fraserburgh are second in the league after their midweek win over Turriff.
Locos drew 0-0 with Clachnacuddin and are a point behind the Broch, but sit fifth on goal difference.
Cowie knows it is a big game, with both sides vying to challenge leaders Cove.
He added: “Inverurie and ourselves will be two of the five or six teams challenging for places at the top end of the league.
“It’s a big game and it’s important you take care of the big games.
“We’ll go out to win it, but they have a lot of threats we’ll need to keep quiet and hopefully our big performers turn up on the day which I’m sure they will.
“The teams are evenly matched and it will be a good game.”
Meanwhile, Inverurie are sweating on the fitness of striker Neil Gauld, who has bagged 30 goals already this season.
Gauld had to be subbed in the first half of Wednesday’s draw with Clach in Inverness due to a groin problem which has been bothering him for much of the season.
Boss Neil Cooper is already without a number of attackers and said: “We don’t have many strikers with Jonny Smith, Andy Hunter and Chris Angus all being out.
“Neil was feeling his groin a bit so he came off. It’s something that’s been troubling him for a while.
“We’ll need to wait and see if the niggle settles down ahead of the game. Hopefully, he can be available.”
After the frustration of drawing in midweek Cooper is looking for a stronger showing from his Locos tomorrow.
He said: “We had a good result against Forres last Saturday (2-1 win) who are close to us.
“But it doesn’t matter now and we drew on Wednesday with Clach.
“We didn’t start well, but in the second half we had the best chances and didn’t take them.
“We know it will be a hard game tomorrow and we’ll need to be a lot better than we were on Wednesday.”