REJUVENATED midfield ace Robbie Crawford says this group of Ayr United players are the best he has worked with in six years of first team experience.

Crawford recently returned from four months on the sidelines and played in the 2-0 win away to Forfar Athletic on Saturday, which took the Honest Men three points clear at the top of the Ladbrokes League One table.

Crawford said: "I had a fracture of the metatarsal ligament and it was frustrating being on the sidelines- it was really torture. I started back running about a month ago now and it's great being back. It was good taking a point at Arbroath because of the weather. but to go and win on Saturday was even better. I would say it as a good team performance and it could have been more than 2-0 had we scored earlier. We defended well, which is something we have been working on.

"It's in our hands, we must try and win every game and know what we need to do.

They visit Albion Rovers tonight (Tuesday) and on Saturday, Queen's Park visit Somerset Park.

He added: It's not a great pitch at Cliftonhill but we go must try hard to get three points. Our home form has also been good and we must continue that on Saturday.

"As long as we great results then it really doesn't matter if it's 5-0 or 1-0 we win. I have been with the first team for six years and it's a strong squad,the best I have seen in my time here."

Manager Ian McCall was impressed with the effort in Forfar and said: "That was a great team performance and there were no failures, I'm delighted with how we played and it's a really good surface, which suited our wide men and strikers."

However the boss is playing down talk of success at this stage and said: "The pitch isn't great at Albion Rovers, it won't be the same as Saturday. We will have to adapt and won't be able to play our usual style. We have go there looking for three points but there are no easy games as everyone is playing for something. As far as Queens Park go, I don't think they're the worst team in the league as they have a good squad. But hopefully the fans can re-create the atmosphere we had against Raith and that will help us.

"People say we might go six points ahead, but we still have seven games go go - that's 21 points to play for, so we're not there yet."