Eric Watson expects Cove to bounce back tomorrow against Fort William after last week’s disappointment at Strathspey.
The Highland League champions could only draw 1-1 with the struggling Speysiders.
Watson is keen for the team to get a win to keep the pressure on Buckie and Brora who sit above them in the table.
He acknowledges they must make sure they avoid a potential banana skin and “maintain their focus throughout the game”.
And he hopes the squad can rediscover their “killer touch” to get back to winning ways.
He said: “There are not many easy games in the Highland League.
“Fort William are on a bad run just now but we weren’t at our best last week.
“We will be more wary of Fort William after last week.
“The last couple of weeks we’ve created chances, we just haven’t found that killer touch.
“We had enough opportunities to win the game, so we’ll be even more determined this week and hopefully this time we will put them away without a second thought.”
Cove will “host” Fort William at Lossiemouth’s Grant Park – 73 miles from their former home of Allan Park.
Watson believes this is the longest trip they have had to make for a “home” game but will not make any excuses.
“That’s the state of play for things just now.
“The new stadium will hopefully be ready for the start of next season.
“We just have to get out there and get on with it.”