Peterhead’s dogged victory over Queen’s Park on Saturday has left their title rivals asking if they can now catch Jim McInally’s side.
The 1-0 win, teamed with Annan’s disappointing draw with Stirling Albion, put the Blue Toon five points clear at the summit of League Two.
Now Annan will visit Balmoor on Saturday for 90 minutes of football which will go a long way to determining the destination of the League Two trophy.
McInally said: “As long as we keep winning we can see the gap opening up. Even though Clyde beat the Shire, we’re pulling away from teams like Berwick, Montrose, Elgin and Albion.
“If we can make that gap big enough, they can’t all catch us.
“Next week is the big game. We’re looking forward to it.”
Should Clyde stumble against a resurgent Berwick Rangers and Peterhead triumph over the Galabankies, McInally faces the prospect of moving eight and ten points ahead of their rivals respectively. His charges, however, remain grounded. After Saturday’s match utility man Ryan McCannsaid: “The truth is we’re not thinking too far ahead.
“We really are just taking it one game at a time.
“It’s always good to have that wee lead, now teams have to chase.We’re a strong team and now it’s about staying at the top.
“We’re down to earth enough that we’re not going to get ahead of ourselves though.
Now McCann and his team mates have to prepare for what is possibly the biggest game of the season so far.