Keith Gibson has called on his experienced players to help pull Broughty Athletic out of their current slump in form after a 3-0 defeat to Cumnock put them out of the Scottish Junior Cup on Saturday.
The cup clash was goalless at the break but the Ayrshire side hit the Fed for a triple a salvo to continue Broughty’s run of defeats.
It’s another tough one this weekend when they face Linlithgow Rose in Super League action but Keith is eager to see a performance from his players.
He said: “There wasn’t much between the teams but I thought it was positive going in at half-time 0-0, because in previous weeks it had been 2-0 or 3-0.
“The momentum was with us and we were on the front foot but then we go and lose a silly goal from a corner, which is killing us just now. Teams aren’t having to work particularly hard to score.
“Then after that our heads went down, we’re just really lacking in confidence now.
“It’s back to league business but it doesn’t get any easier with it being Linlithgow at home. We have been playing well in spells and we have got a good squad of players.
“We’ve got an experienced squad with some younger ones but it’s the experienced ones that need to step up to the plate to get us through this.
“I’ll do as much as I can with Ray and Tony but at the end of the day it has to come from them, from the players.”