East Fife boss wants to keep momentum going

East Fife manager Gary Naysmith
East Fife manager Gary Naysmith

East Fife Boss Gary Naysmith is looking to his side to build up some momentum and push up the league.

Saturday’s last gasp injury time win away to Berwick Rangers means the Methil side are now unbeaten in their last two league games and hope to make it three in a row at New Bayview this Saturday when they face bottom side Elgin City.

Naysmith said: “I don’t think I’ve ever been involved in a game where there’s been four goals in the last 12 minutes.

“They’ve been good games against them this season. A lot of the players know each other so there’s a bit of needle there and obviously Mickey (Berwick boss Colin Cameron) and I are ex-team mates so I was desperate to get one over one him.

“It went in our favour this time and I was really pleased with our set plays as we’ve been working on them in training.”

Elgin City will come to Fife with a new man in charge following the shock resignation of boss Barry Wilson and Naysmith is warning against complacency.

“There’ll be someone new in their dug out so there could be a reaction their favour. I got a good reaction from the players here when I first came in, so it can happen.

“We’ve got a wee bit of momentum now with being two games unbeaten so we’ll be looking to keep that going.

“You can never be too confident though. Unfortunately when playing at this level one thing you get is inconsistency so we need to try and stop that happening.

“We’re at home and there’ll be a good crowd behind us who’ll expect us to win but I’ll be talking to the players and stressing that they can’t just go out and think that they’re going to get three points.

“But we’ll be confident. We’ve got four points out of the last six and we need to build on that and cement a place in the top four.”