Fraserburgh have not given up on fourth spot – but Willie West knows they will need help to displace Formartine.
The Broch have been in fine form lately, winning their last three games.
Mark Cowie’s side travel to Deveronvale as they look to close the gap to a single point to fourth spot.
But the Pitmedden side have games in hand.
West knows it would be a big ask to overhaul them but hasn’t ruled it out.
“Top four would be an excellent achievement for us now,” he said.
“We’re only four points behind but Formartine have a couple of games in hand.
“It’s relying on a lot of teams doing us favours and us keeping this form up.
“Fifth would still be a good achievement and there are a lot of teams around us.”
Deveronvale have lost four of their last five.
By contrast, the Broch have picked up after stuttering through the middle of the season.
Midfielder West believes confidence has returned to the side thanks to recent results.
But he still expects a difficult test at Princess Royal Park.
He said: “It’s not been a happy hunting ground for us.
“Deveronvale have some dangerous players so we’ll be expecting a tough game.
“We’ll be going there for the win.”