It’s likely Ryan Dow may leave Peterhead in the summer – and if that’s the case he’s desperate to depart with the first winners’ medal of his career.
The Blue Toon are on the cusp of winning League Two, they are six points clear of nearest rivals Edinburgh City and Clyde.
Seven points from the four remaining matches is what they require and they could move a step closer to that target against Albion Rovers at Balmoor tomorrow.
Dow joined the Buchan side initially on-loan from Ross County in September before the move became permanent until the end of the season in January.
The 27-year-old hopes he can return to full-time football next season – but right now all his attention is on trying to clinch the League Two title.
He said: “Jim McInally, Davie Nicholls and David McCracken have been saying after games that not many people get the chance to win a league.
“You work hard over the season for 10 months, so to have something at the end of it would be brilliant.
“I’ve never been involved in something like this, I’ve been beaten in cup finals with Dundee United, but to have a winners’ medal would be really special.
“But the Edinburgh and Clyde players will be thinking the same so we can’t take anything for granted.
“But winning the league would be a massive achievement for the boys, the staff and the club.
“I spoke to Jim when it wasn’t going well at Ross County.
“I’ve come here and had the chance to play week-in, week-out and there was always that chance at the end of it that we could get a winners’ medal.
“They don’t come along often for players and not many have the chance to get them. There are still four games to go, but if we can win tomorrow it’s another step closer.”
On his future, Dow added: “I’m just waiting to see what happens because it’s been so close over the last couple of months trying to win the league.
“So you don’t really have a chance to think about anything else.
“I’ve just been thinking about trying to do well for Peterhead and hopefully I can get a winners’ medal and then it will sort itself out in the summer.
“I’d love to go back to full-time football and still believe in my ability to do that. But I’ve enjoyed this season with Peterhead and the future will sort itself out in the summer.”
With Edinburgh and Clyde playing each other tomorrow Peterhead can increase their advantage on at least one of the sides chasing them.
Dow said: “We just have to look after ourselves and make sure we do our job. We could extend the gap on one of Edinburgh or Clyde if we win our game – which isn’t a given because Albion Rovers will be scrapping for their lives.
“But if we win at least one of them is going to drop points which is a good thing.
“So if we take care of ourselves we can look at the result after and see what has happened.
“The most important thing is for us to win – if we do that no one else can do anything about it. A few weeks ago we would have snapped your hand off to be in this position.”