TODD LUMSDEN admits Albion Rovers have a tough task on their hands if they are to maintain their place in the Irn-Bru Second Division.
But he is confident the Coatbridge club can overturn a 2-0 deficit and see off Stranraer on Sunday afternoon.
Goals from Frank McKeown and Michael Moore handed Keith Knox's men a first-leg advantage at Stair Park on Wednesday night and put the Blues within touching distance of a play-off triumph and a place in the Second Division next season.
Rovers left it late to overcome Elgin City in their semi-final last weekend to clinch a final berth, and Lumsden is hoping for a repeat as the Cliftonhill outfit attempt to avoid slipping back into our bottom tier.
He said: "It was a sore one for us to take on Wednesday night. The goal in the last minute knocked the stuffing out of us a bit, to be honest.
"At 1-0, we are very much in the tie and, while we still are at 2-0, it does give Stranraer a greater advantage going into the second leg.
"But, we managed to beat Elgin by two goals in the semi-final at home so we need to look at that perspective.
"Getting beaten 2-0 does make our job harder this weekend, but the first goal is going to be vitally important. If we can get that then who knows what can happen?
"Last year, we went down to Annan with a lead and they beat us on the day. Fortunately, our lead was big enough and we still won the tie.
"Whether Stranraer's lead is big enough or not, only time will tell. We just need to concentrate on trying to get the first goal and then take it from there."