Peterhead’s Jack Leitch says the Blue Toon still need to “wait and see” after one of their main rivals dropped out of the League Two title race.
Clyde, who were seven points behind the Blue Toon with a game in hand, were hammered with a four-point deduction by the SPFL for fielding an ineligible player in matches aginst Albion Rovers and Queen’s Park.
They proceeded to lose 2-1 away at Elgin City to drop 14 points back.
That leaves just Edinburgh City – five points behind the Blue Toon – between the Balmoor outfit and the title, plus automatic promotion to League One.
However, Leitch, pictured, isn’t letting himself get too excited just yet. He said: “I know, obviously with what happened to Clyde. But Edinburgh have been up there the whole way, so we just need to concentrate on them.
“We play them in two weeks and they play Annan next week, which will be difficult for them as they’re a really good side.
“We’ll just need to wait and see, keep doing our jobs and see what happens come the end of the season.”
Leitch was effusive in his praise of fourth-placed Annan, who led after 21 minutes at Balmoor on Saturday before goals from the midfielder and veteran striker Derek Lyle sealed the points.
He said: “They started really well actually and came out really bright the first 20 minutes.
“It took until their goal to kickstart us a wee bit, but after that I think we played really well. With the wind, it was obviously difficult, but we settled down and played a lot better.
“It was definitely (a professional performance in the second half). We said that at half-time.
“We were really happy to come in at one each the way we started the game, but the way we went about it in the second half – we played a wee bit more in their half, with a lot more corners and opportunities. We were delighted.”
While Edinburgh are taking on Annan, Jim McInally’s side will be in distant Berwick, playing the league’s second-bottom side.
A consequence of Clyde’s punishment was rock-bottom Albion Rovers getting three points and, buoyed by the news, they beat Stirling Albion 1-0 at Forthbank.
This means they are now just two points behind Berwick, something Leitch thinks will make the meeting with the Borderers at Shielfield Park dangerous.
Leitch said: “It’s been proven so many times, anybody can beat anybody in this league. The games are so competitive and so tight.
“We’ll prepare right this week and look forward to Berwick.”