Stenhousemuir manager Brown Ferguson believes the improved fortunes of the club off the pitch can contribute to an improvement in performances on the pitch.
He told Hedges and Heartache: “We’re getting to the point where the club is in a very much stable position, so it’s only going to go and progress.
“Hopefully that can be replicated on the pitch. It’s been a challenging two years in that respect and we’ve obviously had one eye on the benefit of the whole club rather than just the first team affairs.”
Ferguson was appointed caretaker manager at the club in February 2015, replacing Scott Booth.
The former Warriors midfielder said: “Coming in to the job, in our initial season we made improvements within the group, in terms of our points tally, albeit under tighter constraints.
“That’s continued to be the case, where, at the moment, the need of the club is greater than the need of the first team.”
The improvements off the field have allowed the manager to add to his squad, with the club having announced the signing of midfielder Thomas Grant this week, and room for more signings if required, in the event of injuries or suspensions.
Ferguson said: “We went in to the start of the season with 10 recognised players, we’ve now got a squad of around the 20 mark. We’re at a very competitive squad and one that I’m happy with.
“We will maybe look to add one other between now and the end of the season and if any other additions come it’s probably through circumstance.”
The Ochilview side are currently sitting bottom of League One, and will host eighth place Peterhead on Saturday.
The manager feels it is too early to describe that match as a ‘must win’ game, and he still believes that his side can climb the league to avoid a relegation battle.
He said: “There’s not an awful lot between ourselves and a number of teams in the league.
“Obviously Stranraer are the team that are next to us but there’s so many teams clumped together that a couple of results can propel you up the league.”