MIDFIELDER Ross Chisholm believes the next few weeks will be crucial for the Lichties as they try to cement a play-off place.
After facing Brechin City on Saturday and then making the trip to Stranraer on Tuesday, they now must play Alloa twice in the space of four days.
And even though Chisholm, who is now in his second stint at the club, knows it will be tough, he says the team is looking forward to it.
He told HeraldSport: “It is going to be hard playing midweek as well as Saturdays but it is better to be playing than just relying on training.
“The next few weeks will go a long way to determining where we end up at the end of the season but we know we can get in the play-offs and as they league shows there isn’t much between the teams.”
On Saturday the Lichties’ 1-0 loss to Angus rivals Brechin City was only their second home defeat of the campaign [Queen of the South being the other].
And the 25-year-old admitted it was a hard defeat to take.
He said: “Obviously losing like that was very frustrating. In the first half we didn’t get going but in the second half I would say we were the better team.
“It wasn’t the prettiest of games and sometimes that’s just the way it goes so it was disappointing not to take any points.
“We had a few good chances and if we had scored first we might have nicked it.”
But now the as focus turns to the weeks ahead Chisholm is looking forward to the play-off fight and playing football once again.
He added: “It has been an easy transition to make coming back to the club and I have really been enjoying it.
“I know loads of the faces already and I’m glad to be back.”