While East Fife’s home record may be causing some concern at Bayview - boss Gary Naysmith says his club are not the only ones suffering.
The Bayview gaffer reckons most teams in League Two have the same home blues as his men, with only those at the top of the pack comfortable on their home ground.
Naysmith’s men were unable to grab just their second home league win of the season on Saturday as they drew 1-1 with Elgin.
“It’s not an excuse but I’ve been doing a bit of studying into it and, apart from the top two or three, everybody seems to be struggling at home,” said the Methil boss.
“The majority are all picking up their wins away from home.
“I’ve never heard the players talking about it and we want to stay positive.
“You’re only ever a couple of wins away from creating a good record for yourself.”
Despite this, Naysmith was disappointed not to have seen off Elgin.
The manager said it wasn’t for the lack of trying, and at one point the side had four strikers on the field pressing for the winner.
At the weekend the Fifers are on their travels when they visit Ochilview to face East Stirlingshire.
East Fife have already beaten ‘Shire once this season, winning 3-1 at Bayview.
“They’ve had a couple of good wins and will be high on confidence,” said Naysmith.
“Beating Montrose 4-0 is one I never saw coming, but it shows that, in this league, everybody is capable of beating each other.
“They’ll be looking for another three points against us but we’ve beaten them comfortably this season already so we can be confident ahead of the game.”
Alan Cook is around six weeks away from returning from his injury while Cyrus Moosavi had a set-back in his recovery and is some time away.