Peter Murphy is looking ahead to what he believes could be a “defining” weekend in the Scottish League Two season.

Murphy’s Annan Athletic welcome Queen’s Park to Galabank this afternoon (3pm kick-off), aiming for a sixth win in seven as the fourth-placed side look to extend the gap between themselves and the chasing pack in the race for play-off places.

Elsewhere, basement boys Albion host second-bottom Berwick Rangers, who the Galabankies beat 2-1 on Tuesday night, with Tommy Muir and Kyle Bradley on target.

“The games this weekend could be defining for the whole league,” admitted manager Murphy.

“At the bottom, Albion are at home to Berwick Rangers. Peterhead are playing Elgin. There’s a whole group of [big] games. 

“But football can change inside a week or two, so it’s the old cliché of taking it game by game and week by week.”

When the teams last met in early November, they drew 0-0, and Murphy knows his team will be in for another stiff test this time around against Mark Roberts' team.

“Our game against Queen’s Park is going to be tough,” he said. “They have drawn the most games in the league [9].

"They have their forward line which is quite good but we’ll look to get a result – whether that’s a draw or a win. Obviously, we are looking for another win.”

Murphy also faces some selection headaches after centre-half Ayrton Sonkur, Rangers loan man Bradley, Muir and Ross Fergusson all came into the side at Shielfield Park.

He said: “It’s brilliant. I’m more than happy with how the players have been doing because we have had a very good month. All the lads will be desperate to play. 

“Those that aren’t involved this weekend, I’m sure, will be disappointed but they will still have a part to play before the end of the season because we don’t have a particularly big squad and it’s a squad game.”