Bayview boss Gary Naysmith is expecting a tough time from Berwick when they arrive on Tuesday evening.
Colin Cameron’s men have slipped out of the play-off picture in recent weeks but can pull themselves to within four points of the Fifers with a game in hand by winning at Bayview.
Naysmith, speaking to the East Fife Mail on Monday, said: “A win for us would open up a real gap and I don’t think Berwick would want to see a 10 point difference between us.
“They’ll be looking at this game as possibly their last chance so we have to be aware of that.
“Berwick also have a game in hand on us but that’s away to Elgin, another side who are chasing us, so something has to give there.”
The Fifers go into the game on the back of a good 2-0 home win over Arbroath.
Boss Naysmith hailed his players for the way the bounced back after last weekend’s disappointment at Ochilview, when the Fifers went down 2-0 to East Stirlingshire.
There will be a full preview of Saturday’s home match with Montrose in Wednesday’s East Fife Mail.