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    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 12:27:35 PM

    It has been a slow and frustrating start to our season so far. That is often the case when a club has such a high turnover of playing staff as we experienced over the summer. We have brought in 14 new players and realistically, it will take time for everyone to gel as a team. Many of these players are looking to make the step up from playing in lower leagues and youth football. There is a very steep learning curve that comes with making that step up. Having said that, I have great belief in the players we have here. They are hard working, hungry to prove themselves and there is a great deal of talent throughout the squad. I certainly believe that over the course of the season they will prove that they are good enough to compete at this level and earn the right for our wonderful wee club to play a record breaking 4th consecutive season in Scotland’s 2nd tier. 

     Our game against Rangers on Sunday dealt us a few harsh lessons. Our two clubs are worlds apart in every aspect and we were well beaten on the day. Our only positives from the game were an outstanding finish from Michael Chopra and some more game time for those players in our team on that learning curve of stepping up to play Championship level football. We have dusted ourselves down, looked at what we need to improve on and we move on. We must learn from the mistakes we have made in the last few games and learn quickly. I include myself in that statement, as with the benefit of hindsight, there are things I would have done differently in these games.

     Tonight, we welcome Jim Weir and his Elgin City side who have made the long trip South to play for the prize of progressing to the next round of the Petrofac Training Cup. Elgin City have hit the ground running in their own league campaign and we recognize the challenges they will pose in this cup tie. 

     With your help as our 12th man, let’s make our home advantage count. Get right behind the team, encourage our boys at every opportunity and enjoy the game.

    Danny Lennon


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