East Fife chairman Lee Murray has called on the club’s support to come out in force and roar their side on to survival.
The Fifers welcome Brechin on Saturday knowing that if they beat their visitors and Kingdom rivals Dunfermline do likewise at Arbroath, they’ll finish a place above the bottom placed Red Lichties.
This will at least allow East Fife the chance to then go on and secure their league place in the play-offs.
East Fife’s bottom two fate was sealed on Saturday after they went down 2-1 at Airdrie.
Mr Murray told the Mail: “Saturday is a cup final for us and we need the fans to come out and support us.
“We must get the win on Saturday.
“At Airdrie I just felt their players wanted it more, although we had our chances to win the game as well.
“Their supporters were singing and shouting all through the game and it helped the players - now we need that on Saturday.
“It’s still in our hands.
“Brechin don’t have anything to play for so it’s up to us to take the game to them and send Arbroath down
“We need to turn Bayview into a place that sides don’t want to play instead of them coming here and enjoying our big park and great surface.
“The players will be told this week they must go out there on Saturday and make sure they give the fans something to shout about.”
Mr Murray told the Mail that plans were already being put into place for next season.
“We have Nathan Austin, Lewis Barr, Ross Brown, Kevin Smith, Steven Campbell and Kevin Rutkiewicz all signed up for next season.” said the chairman.
“We’re still talking to some others in the team as well.
“There will be a new kit and the pre-season is all set-up.
“But firstly we’ve got to make sure we stay in this league.”
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