Boss wants his side to play follow the leaders

Kevin Smith and Chris Townsley challenge for the ball.  Picture Alan Rennie.
Kevin Smith and Chris Townsley challenge for the ball. Picture Alan Rennie.
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Gary Naysmith has called on his players to take inspiration from the three teams above them in League Two and put a string of wins together.

Arbroath, Queen’s Park and Albion Rovers have put a gap between themselves and the chasing pack, with the fourth place Fifers ten points behind Albion in third.

The trio have achieved this by picking up three point regularly, while the Fifers are still drawing more than most.

Naysmith is determined that the top three don’t get to far ahead.

He said: “Firstly we need to create a gap from ourselves in fourth place from the rest.

“After that we can look at homing in on the top three.

“Queen’s Park, Albion Rovers and Arbroath have all put together a run of wins that we need to go on now.”

That will hopefully start at the weekend when Montrose visit Bayview.

Despite sitting second bottom, Montrose were just three points behind the Fifers as we went to press before last night’s fixtures.

Naysmith’s men won the previousmatch between the two 4-0, but will be taking nothing for granted ahead of the weekend’s fixture.

“Dougie Anderson will be taking training and I’ll go up and watch them against Berwick,” said the boss.

“I’ll really be looking to see what they’ve changed since we played them last.

“But, I’m sounding like a broken record now, we need to start winning our home games.

“If we were winning our home games then these draws we’re picking up away from home would be really good points to get.

“The way things are going at the moment, I’d rather get beaten a couple of games if it meant we’d win two or three after it.

“It would be better for our points.”

Alan Cook is still a few weeks from fitness so will miss out.