St Andrews host Sauchie at Barnetts Park this weekend and boss Ian Barrett reckons it’s one of the biggest games of the season.
United are scrapping for every point they can get as they aim to ease away from the foot of the Super League.
The visitors, though, are by no means safe themselves, and sit only eight points clear of United, having played three games more.
“This is a bigger game for me than Tayport last week,” said the United boss.
“Sauchie are in a position where they’ll feel if they get a win they’ll be safe.
“But if we get the win it brings them right back down into it.”
Saints march into the game in some indifferent form.
At the weekend they recorded a fine penalty shoot-out win over Bo’ness.
This was followed up, though, with a midweek defeat at Broughty.
Barrett, though, was able to take heart from both performances.
“The Bo’ness game was a moral victory for us before we’d even started the penalty shoot out because they’d beaten us 5-1 just a couple of weeks before,” said the manager.
“Against Broughty we were a bit slow to start and it took us 30 minutes to get going.
“But after that I thought we did enough to earn a point from the game.”
Saints go into this weekend’s game with Sauchie with a clean bill of health and no injury worries.