ELGIN City's biggest worry ahead of a crucial trip to Montrose this weekend is injury to skipper David Niven.
The stalwart defender limped out of last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Annan Athletic at Borough Briggs with a knee injury in the first half.
He is being assessed this week but manager Ross Jack admitted it will be touch and go whether he is fit.
Successive draws away to Clyde and at home to Annan have denied Elgin the chance to go four points clear at the top of the third division.
However, they are in second place, level on points with Rangers, albeit having played a game more.
The fixtures this weekend give City the chance to go top, for 24 hours at least, if they can win at Montrose on Saturday.
Rangers do not play until Sunday when they face a trip to Clyde.
To read Ross Jack's thoughts ahead of the visit to Montrose see 'The Northern Scot' on Friday.