Jamie Stevenson wants Peterhead to give themselves a chance to top League Two on Saturday by beating Berwick Rangers tonight.
The Blue Toon face seventh-placed Berwick at Shielfield Park in the first of their 16 remaining league fixtures as they chase promotion.
Jim McInally’s side are second in the table, four points below Montrose who have played three games more.
Tonight’s encounter is one of the games the Buchan outfit have in hand.
With the Gable Endies visiting Balmoor on Saturday, Stevenson knows a win tonight would set up a cracking top-of-the-table showdown at the weekend.
After a 1-0 loss at Clyde on Saturday, Stevenson is desperate to bounce back and knows the importance of the next couple of months in their title chase.
The 33-year-old said: “We’ve got the games in hand so it is still really in our own hands. We just need to keep putting the pressure on Montrose.
“We play them on Saturday at home and it would be good to go into that with some momentum having won. Our home form this season from October onwards has been relatively good.
“It’s a proverbial six-pointer on Saturday, but we’re confident after the last time we played Montrose and won 6-2.
“The last time we played Berwick we lost 2-0 at home so we owe them one.
“We know how important this week is for us because the manager has stressed that to us already.
“This is the time titles are won – January, February, March when teams are grinding out results. So we need to knuckle down, work as hard as we can and hopefully get the points.”
Stevenson was frustrated to slip up to the Bully Wee at the weekend after Peterhead winning their last seven league games prior to Saturday’s reverse.
But the midfielder knows they must move on quickly with tonight’s clash, the third of four games in an 11-day period.
Stevenson added: “It was one of those games that we had a couple of chances we would normally take. And there were a few dodgy decisions that went against us.
“They scored late on and it was a sore one for us to lose.We are still confident we can go and get results, it was just one of those games.
“The boys had a stern talking to in the dressing room after the game.
“We’ll pick back up tonight and hopefully get the three points.” Mason Robertson and Alan Smith are both injured.