We can turn the tables with a Boxing Day win

Pat Slattery (number three) celebrates Jamie Insall's opener.
Pat Slattery (number three) celebrates Jamie Insall's opener.

Pat Slattery is targeting a Boxing Day win over Stirling Albion to help kickstart the club’s promotion play-off ambitions.

The Fifers dropped two points at the weekend against Montrose as their run without a win was stretched back to November 14.

But despite being unable to wrap up three points in recent weeks, the side is still very much in touch with the clubs in the play-off zone.

And Slattery says he hopes they’ll take another step towards it when they travel to Forthbank.

He said: “They (Stirling Albion) beat Annan which is a great result for them so they’ll be flying high.

“But I fancy our chances - so will all the boys.

“We fancy our chances against anyone.

“We just need to get that one victory and then the tables will turn.”

The win didn’t come over Montrose, but there were signs that the Fifers were beginning to create chances again.

Slattery remains convinced that a win will restore the confidence he feels is lacking around the club at the moment.

“It’s frustrating to drop points at home and that’s no matter who we’re playing,” he said.

“We have a good home record.

“But what can you do? we’re going through a tough time just now but as soon as we get a win things will start going our way.

“But it seems we’re being punished for every wee mistake we’re making at the moment.

“At home we’re a different threat and I don’t know why that is.

“We have good players in the squad but we’re lacking a bit of confidence.

“That’s inevitable when you go through a tough spell.”