Cove Rangers go into tonight’s game with Nairn County looking for their 15th win in 15 Highland League matches so far.
Part of the Aberdeen side’s brilliant start has been a miserly defence who have only conceded four goals – currently the lowest in the Scottish football pyramid.
Boss John Sheran is only focused on winning games, but thinks a dynamic attack helps keeps out Cove’s rivals.
He said: “We’re focused on getting the points. We set out to win every game. Ideally, you don’t want to lose too many goals, but we focus more on our attacking play than focusing on the defence side of it.
“But it’s four goals we’ve lost, so it’s pretty good.
“If you look over the past few years, we’ve had a pretty good defensive record.
“Certainly when you’re able to go out and attack teams it helps you, because we have the ball a lot more.
“It makes it harder for other teams.
“But we know Nairn have attacking players who can cause issues.”
If Cove are going to drop any points as they chase a second consecutive title and another shot at the SPFL play-offs, it’s feasible it could happen on a midweek trip to north. Sheran knows the dangers posed by the Wee County but hopes his charges can show the same quality as their 8-0 win over Turriff United in the League Cup at the weekend.
He said: “It’s never an easy place to go, Nairn – particularly on a Wednesday night.
“But we’re looking forward to it, and after Saturday’s performance we just need a repeat.”
Jamie Masson looks to be fine after coming off early on Saturday, with fellow midfielder Ryan Strachan also nearing fitness. Sheran thinks veteran striker Paul McManus is just over a week away from being available after damaging ankle ligaments.