Airdrieonians boss Ian Murray doesn’t believe the Diamonds are in relegation trouble – insisting they will be masters of their own demise if they slip into the bottom two.
The New Broomfield men sit six-points above the relegation play-off place, and face a revitalised Dumbarton this weekend.
They have also played a game more than second-bottom Brechin.
Murray is confident that his side can escape any potential danger, but reckons the players only have themselves to blame if they slip further down the pile.
“We tried to frustrate Raith and play in a certain way, so we were disappointed to leave with nothing,” he told the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser.
“Where we are in the table is an awkward place if we make it an awkward place. We have to go and win a couple more games to make sure we are still in this league.
“There are players here who are coming to the end of contracts, and players who are on deals for next season, who should still be thinking they have something to prove and motivate themselves.
“It is their job to make sure we stay well away from the relegation play-off places. Whether you are on a six-week or a six-year deal you are always on trial as a player.
“There have been a lot of changes at the club this season, and there will be more in the summer.
“ It’s a process and it’s not going to happen overnight.
“I can totally understand that all of this doesn’t matter at the end of the day – the fans want to see results and wins on a Saturday.
“It’s frustrating, but we have to get the wins, starting with Dumbarton.”