Time to get stuck in

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ALTHOUGH Alan McSkimming’s honeymoon period as interim Gowfers’ manager is now over the boss is confident of a return to form, writes Johnston Ralston.

Going down 3-1 away to Broxburn ended Carnoustie Panmure’s mini winning streak after Alan took over in March with wins over New Elgin and St Andrews United.

According to Alan it was a case of the situation getting the better of his side. He said: “It was very disappointing in how it went. We didn’t adapt to the 3G surface we were playing on.

“Most teams do have an opportunity to play on 3G surfaces during the winter but Broxburn get to play on it twice a week and Saturdays but we didn’t adapt to it and it took us 50 minutes to get into the game. By that time it was pretty much sewn up.”

The Gowfers will be looking to recoup their losses against Hill o’ Beath tomorrow (Saturday).

He said: “We had the guys in training on Monday night and it seemed Saturday was forgotten about and we were preparing for what promises to be a really good game. This will be the seventh attempt to get this game to go ahead.

“We’ve still got to play them twice this season so it will be good if we break the duck and get a game.

“They are sitting below us in the table so we’ll be looking to capitalise on that and take all three points.

“We’ve got six games in hand and if we are able to pick up even half of those points we would move up into a nice mid-table position which would be a great overall position for the club based on the performance last season and that would be good progress for us.”