GOALSCORERS Chris Higgins and Andy Geggan are confident rejuvenated Ayr United have turned the corner after playing a key role in Saturday's comprehensive 3-0 win against East Fife.

The Honest Men are now just three points behind League One leaders Raith Rovers, putting them in a good position going into this week's international break.

They have won back-to-back matches following a mini-slump and look to have re-discovered their early season mojo.

Higgins said: "It was a good performance in general. We are not worried about anyone else and there's nothing we can do to affect Raith Rovers until we play them next. It's good going into the break with a win and we can prepare well for the Airdrie game. If we can just keep getting three points every week, I'm sure we will get there in the end. We had a wee bit of a blip but that's two wins and two clean sheets in the last couple of weeks.

The former Queen of the South defender is impressed with the depth of the squad and added: "Lawrence Shankland has started really well - his cannon has been good. We will also have Craig Moore, who has been lethal all season, coming back from injury. It was good to get a goal -I flicked it on off my head, it hit a defender and rolled in. I'm taking the goal."

Midfielder Andy Geggan was also impressed with the display and hopes the team can build on another win."

He said: "The main thing was getting the points and to get a goal was a wee bit special. We have to keep focusing on ourselves. I was disappointed we lost to Raith Rovers a few weeks ago although I felt we were the better team that day. I have played every game and my aim is to keep scoring goals.

"We have a really good team and Lawrence Shankland is absolutely flying. It was great having Paddy Boyle back from injury - I felt we were more solid at the back with him in the team.

"It will be good to get a break and can then look forward to the Airdrie game which will be a massive one for us."

Manager Ian McCall was delighted with the win and said: "That's the second clean sheet in a row and the only disappointing thing is that we could have scored a lot more goals. In the last few minutes we were teeing up Michael Moffat for his 100th goal."

Craig Reid was taken off injured after a late tackle very early in the game and will be assessed along with Jamie Adams, who missed out through a back injury, before the Airdrie game.