Time to get back on track, says McSkimming

Boss McSkimming staying positive
Boss McSkimming staying positive

Another tough day at the office has left the Gowfers with their work cut out for them, but gaffer Alan McSkimming has set the targets for his team.

According to the boss, their 3-1 defeat to Bonnyrigg could have been avoided with a few tweaks.

He said: “The weather played a part in the game, there was a gale force wind and we knew it was going to be a game of two halves. We took the wind in the first half, which didn’t actually suit us and we didn’t play the free flowing football we wanted to. In the second half we were outstanding and we probably deserved to take something from it, but we can’t really be playing half a game at a time, we need to play the full 90 minutes.”

He continued: “It’s been a tough run for the last six games playing the top six teams, and in these fixtures there is a very narrow margin for error and that’s where we’re being punished.”

Tomorrow (Saturday) Panmure face Armadale away in a critical fixture. Alan said: “This weekend is the biggest game of our season so far, we’re looking at it as a cup final, so to speak.

“For us it’s the teams around us that we need to take the points from.

“We’ll have pretty much a full-strength squad and if we keep playing the way we have, tighten things up at the back and be a bit more adventurous in front of the goal I’m confident we can get a result.

“If we get these three points, we’ll probably move up a couple of places and that will set ourselves up nicely for the remaining seven games of our season.

“It’s got all the makings of a great game, hopefully we’ll go down there and get back on track.”