Scott Brown believes Peterhead’s best is yet to come this season as they chase the League Two title.
The Blue Toon have not had the perfect start in their pursuit of a return to League One.
Two league wins were followed by two defeats before an infuriating 1-1 draw with Montrose.
It was a game Jim McInally’s side dominated from start to finish but with a lead of only one, courtesy of Jack Leitch, Chris Templeman struck in stoppage time for the Gable Endies to salvage a point.
The result leaves the Buchan team with seven points, five behind table-toppers Stirling Albion.
But Brown, who has moved from his usual midfield berth to right-back in recent weeks because of a host of injuries in the squad, believes Peterhead will improve and build momentum which could carry them to the title.
He said: “We feel if we get a couple of wins we can get on a run. Montrose could have been the start of that but luck went against us.
“We saw in the Betfred Cup at the start of the season that winning brings more wins and I think when we take off we will keep going and going.
“I felt like we dominated the game for 90 minutes so it was a sore one to lose.
“They have a number of big players which was always going to make it hard from set-pieces and we knew that would be the case.
“I thought we were excellent. It was probably the best we have played all season and we know if we play like that we’ll win more games than we lose.”
Brown insists the Aberdeenshire outfit need to take the positives from their display forward into this weekend’s game at Cowdenbeath.
He added: “Even though we dropped points, which was sore, we know we played well and feel like we earned the win.
“We have to take that forward as a positive despite losing the late goal at the end.
“We did play worse the previous week against Annan Athletic in the Irn-Bru Cup and won 2-0. While the games at Balmoor aren’t always pretty, I thought we dug in and pressed really well.
“It’s strange that some games you play well and don’t win and other games you scrape through and win, and come off feeling like you’ve played rubbish.
“Confidence is good in the dressing room. Against Montrose it looked like we were flying at times which was positive after losing our last two in the league.
“Cowdenbeath are probably going to make it difficult for us because everyone seems to be looking at us as the team to beat.
“So it will be a lot like the Montrose game. We will have to work hard and try to outwork them before we can play football, but hopefully we can pick up a win.”