Strength in depth crucial says Broughty boss Keith Gibson

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Keith Gibson believes Saturday’s 5-1 win over Brechin Vics is proof of the incredible strength in depth of his Broughty Athletic side.

The Fed gaffer made seven changes to their starting lineup but the switches didn’t cause any disruption to his team’s winning run as they comfortably saw off Charlie King’s Brechin outfit.

Broughty were 4-0 up at the break and Gibson hoped the players would score a few more after the interval, but that wasn’t the case with the game already won.

Keith said: “Without being disrespectful to Brechin, I think the win was quite comfortable. We were always in control and in the first half in particular, we played some very good stuff.

“We made seven changes which is always potentially a risk, but the players we brought in were excellent.

“The strength in depth we’ve got is the best since I’ve been at the club. There are players who haven’t featured as much so it was a good chance to give them a run-out.

“It shows you, even making seven changes how strong our starting lineup was.

“It was 4-0 at half-time and we said to the players, do the same second half but we started quite sloppy. I think the players maybe switched off given the game was won but fair play to Brechin, they put us under a bit more pressure.

“I think it shows us a bit how far we’ve come, we went up there and struggled to a 0-0 draw last year but then we’ve been comfortable this year. It’s a decent wee indication I think.

“We’re going into the game with confidence and we have to go into every home game confidently.

“It’ll be very tough, I watched Penicuik’s highlights and they were very unlucky.”