Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson says side must cut out costly individual mistakes

Photo by Sean Donaldson
Photo by Sean Donaldson

Broughty Athletic aren’t quite in a relegation fight just yet, but manager Keith Gibson wants them to ensure they don’t go near one this season.

The Fed are 13th in the East Region Super League following Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Sauchie Juniors, seven points ahead of bottom club Tayport.

And while Broughty have games in hand on the sides between themselves and the basement outfit, Gibson wants the team to pull themselves up into mid-table - and he says they have the squad to do it.

He said: “The main aim this season is consolidation as I’ve said before, but with the squad we’ve got I think we should be looking to get into mid-table. We need to start putting a run of results together though.

“We’re not in relegation trouble but we will be if we don’t start picking up points. If a team below puts a run together then we could fall into that, which we don’t want to do.”

The boss was left lamenting individual errors yet again as Sauchie scored two cheap goals to take the three points, but Gibson said he can’t keep talking about mistakes.

He continued: “We lost the goal after five minutes but after that we were excellent, we played really well. We looked solid and we looked like scoring every time we went forward. To be honest we were a bit disappointed to only be 2-1 up at half-time. It’s a couple of individual errors again that let us down and then we lose the game.

“In general we’re playing decent, we just need to cut out the individual errors but I can’t keep saying that week in and week out about individual errors.”