Stevie Campbell says some familiar faces will make life tough for the Fifers when they visit Albion Rovers at the weekend.
The Methil men have lost their first two league games this season, slipping to defeats away to Elgin and at home to Berwick on Saturday.
On Saturday the Fifers travel to face Albion Rovers, with Campbell keen to get the new season kick-started.
He said: “Albion Rovers have a few players playing with them from us last season who are good players.
“They have a strong squad and had a great cup run and brought a few boys in.
“We know it’ll be a hard game - every league game this season will be hard.”
Campbell hauled East Fife level on Saturday with a stunning free-kick almost 40 yards from goal.
The defender was on his toes once the free-kick was awarded and wasted no time in punishing an unprepared Berwick defence by sending his effort high into the net.
Sadly, though, the goal counted for nothing as the Fifers lost the game in the dying minutes.
“We were terrible in the first half,” admitted the defender.
“It was embarrassing and every one of the lads knew that themselves.
“The gaffer didn’t go mental, he just calmly told us to go out and show the fans we could do a lot better.
“Then we dominated the 45 minutes of the second half.
“At the end we lost the really late goal and the boys are gutted.
“It was a stupid goal to lose.”
Campbell’s goal, though, was a high point.
“I ran over because I saw the ‘keeper off his line,” he said.
“The wind was strong so I whipped it in, but it counts for nothing.”