Final push for play-off focused Methil men

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East Fife will retain an absolute focus ahead of Saturday’s final league game of the season against Elgin City at Bayview.

The Methil men know that a point will be enough for them to secure a play-off spot, with only Annan able to now catch the Fifers.

That would require an East Fife defeat, an Annan win and a seven goal swing in favour of Jim Chapman’s side.

It’s unlikely, but Bayview gaffer Gary Naysmith said absolutely nothing would be left to chance.

He said: “We’ll be going out to try and win the game, not to draw or anything like that.

“That will give us the confidence going into the play-off games.

“We’re going into the game on three good performances.

“We played well at Annan but lost the last minute goal.

“That’s us beaten Albion and Berwick and had Annan away.

“If somebody had offered me six points out of nine no doubt I’d have taken it.

“To be honest, I won’t be looking at the Annan game - I’ll just be looking at us taking care of business against Elgin.”

East Fife all but wrapped up their place in the promotion play-offs by seeing off Berwick Rangers on Saturday.

The 3-0 win also killed off Berwick’s play off ambitions.

“We worked all week and changed our formation to try to nullify them and hit them on the counter attack,” said the boss.

“We dropped our more creative players and went with a solid midfield.

“There were reasons for it and it was a brave decision because people would be asking why we didn’t play our attacking players in a game we had to win.

“We felt it was the best way to get at Berwick.”

The manager himself is injured for the Elgin game.