COVE Rangers midfielder Fraser Fyvie says he and his teammates are facing a test of character when we face Albion Rovers at Balmoral Stadium tonight, 7.45pm.
Rovers head north as we move into the second quarter of our Ladbrokes League Two campaign holding a slender one point lead over second placed Cowdenbeath.
We also go into the match on the back of two successive defeats - 3-2 away to Stenhousemuir in the league and 1-0 away to Auchinleck Talbot in the William Hill Scottish Cup, something Fraser hopes will act as extra motivation.
“We have lost two games on the bounce and there has to be a reaction to that,” said Fraser.
“It’s a case of showing what we are made of and how eager we are to continue what has been a great start to our league campaign.
“It’s good being at the top the table now but staying there is going to be a huge challenge because everyone will be eager to get the better of us.
“We know that so will need to stand up to be counted in every game.”
Fraser insists there has been no dip in confidence despite the club exiting the Scottish Cup at the first hurdle at the hands of Talbot, for the second season in a row.
“The defeat hurt because we totally dominated the game but it’s time to move on,” he said.
“Don’t get me wrong, we all desperately wanted to go on a good cup run.
“But there are times when you have to give your opponents credit for what they did.
“Talbot’s approach isn’t the way I like to see football played, they sat in and frustrated us then managed to pinch the winner.
“They got through though so good luck to them, for us now it’s all about focussing on what we can do in the league.
“If we are fortunate enough to dominate possession as much as we did in the cup tie it’s  important we make it count the next time.
“We know we need to be more clinical when we are on top in games, hopefully we will be able to do that from here on.”