East Fife making plans for another competitive campaign

Bayview manager Darren Young is making plans for another assault on League One next season now that reconstruction is off the table.
28-09-2019. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk FC v East Fife FC. Matchday 8. SPFL Ladbrokes League One. Darren Young.28-09-2019. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk FC v East Fife FC. Matchday 8. SPFL Ladbrokes League One. Darren Young.
28-09-2019. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk FC v East Fife FC. Matchday 8. SPFL Ladbrokes League One. Darren Young.

It was finally confirmed this week that the league placings would be settled as they were before campaigns were postponed due to coronavirus.

It means the Methil men will lose their Fife derby with Raith Rovers and a trip to Stranraer.

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In their place will come fixtures against Partick Thistle and Cove Rangers.

Falkirk will remain in the division, as will Airdrie, setting it up to be another competitive campaign.

Speaking on Monday, and ahead of Tuesday afternoon’s EGM called over the handling of the season’s end, the Bayview gaffer says he is now focused on season 2020/21.

Boss Young said: “We can to speak to players now that we know we’re going to be in this league, unless anything happens tomorrow.

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“We know where we’re going to be and the club can judge the finances from the teams we’re playing and the games we’re getting.

“It’s going to be a big difference for us to have two home games against Partick and Falkirk rather than a Stranraer or something like that.

“Cove will come in and I think they’ll fancy their chances of getting one of the play-off spots.

“That’s where a lot of clubs will be aiming for and you’d expect Falkirk and Partick to be the leading two whatever way round that is.”

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With the league situation looking to be settled, the Bayview boss is now working through new contracts with some of his current squad.

“I’m speaking to a couple just now from last season so hopefully we can get them tied up again and bring others in,” said the manager.

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