Glenrothes Juniors go into their final league game of the season this Saturday with the possibility of promotion still in their own hands.
Glens travel to relegation threatened Dundee Violet knowing that a win will clinch third place in the East Premier table, and secure a promotion play-off against third bottom in the East Superleague.
It seemed like mission impossible only a few weeks ago with Glens marooned in mid-table, but four wins on the trot, combined with Dalkeith Thistle dropping points, has kept their hopes alive.
Manager Grant Brough told the Gazette: “It looked like such a big task a few weeks ago, but it’s been an awesome effort from the players and now it’s in our own hands.
“It would be an unbelievable achievement if we could get into the play-off, but we’re not there yet - we have to go and win in Dundee.
“Irrespective of the result, the guys have been absolutely first class, and I’m really proud of how they’ve turned around the season.
“The new coaches, Brian Muirhead and Craig Hutt, have helped and there’s great harmony in the squad.”
Glens are unbeaten in 10 league games, but they will be facing a Violet side who also must win to avoid relegation.
“They’ll be desperate to stay in the league so it’s going to be a tough one,” Brough added. “We just have to focus on our own job. Our last six or seven league games have all been cup finals - this is another one.”
Glens are running a supporters bus to Dundee on Saturday, leaving Warout Stadium at 12.15 p.m. To book a seat contact Willie Drew on 07927385918 or (01592) 759198.