Manager John Sheran believes it is important to remember Cove Rangers will still be in control of their title destiny regardless of the result against Brora Rangers.
The Granite City side travel to Dudgeon Park on Saturday in a key showdown in the Highland League championship race.
The Cattachs sit three points behind Cove at the top of the table, but victory this weekend would put the Sutherland side at the summit on goal difference.
However, Sheran’s men still have a game in hand – so, whatever the result on Saturday, Cove’s fate will still be in their own control.
Even if Brora do win on Saturday, if Cove win their remaining five games they will retain the Highland League title.
Sheran said: “I think it is worth remembering that and we try not to isolate individual games too much in a season.
“We look at the whole collective 34 games over the season and the points you accumulate over those games.
“We could have played Brora earlier in the season, but because the game is at this time of the season it takes on more significance.
“But it is still only three points and it’s the same three points you get for winning against any other team.
“We focus on trying to win more games than anyone else in the league and hope that is good enough to take us to the top of the table.
“Brora and ourselves deserve to be where we are in the league due to the performances both clubs have put in up to now.
“It has been a proper full-on title race this season and we are enjoying being involved in that.
“We just need to make sure we go out and turn in a good performance again.
“We can’t lose anything on Saturday so there’s no pressure on us from that point of view.
“But we know we need to deliver a top-quality performance.”
With a Cove victory moving them six points clear with a game in hand, some fans believe that makes it a “must win” match for Brora.
Whether or not that is the case, it is not of great concern to Sheran who is instead focused on getting a top display from his side.
He said: “We try not to focus on what Brora have to do or what is good for them.
“We focus on what we are doing ourselves and that’s worked well for us over the years. We know what we’ve got to do and that is turn in a top-quality performance.
“We will need to show quality but also battling qualities to deal with the strong opposition we are up against and the conditions.”