Stay focused and we’ll come good, says boss

Paul Willis makes an attack down the wing.
Paul Willis makes an attack down the wing.

East Fife boss Willie Aitchison says he’s convinced his young side will come good within the next few games as they look to get off bottom spot.

The Fifers slumped to the foot of the league on Saturday after going down 2-0 at Stranraer.

The win saw the Blues leap-frog their visitors.

The Methil boss, though, says there will be no panic at Bayview and that he has enough faith in his side to start creeping up the league.

The manager said: “They’re a very young side .

“In terms of the league, we’re only six games into the season.

“It is difficult, we’ve dropped a place now .

“But what we’ll do is keep them together, keep them focused and I’m sure things will come good in the next couple of weeks.

“It’s not an excuse but we’re just maybe needing a couple of breaks and we need to cut out the silly mistakes.”

Stranraer scored either side of the break to wrap up the victory at Stair Park.

The Fife boss acknowledged that the hosts had played well, but admitted that the goals lost were preventable.

He said: “Stranraer were quite condensed and quite solid at the back and played back to front very well.

“I thought we knocked it about really well for most of the game and kept the pressure up on them, but we just made two clangers and it cost us the result and that was it.

“You can’t legislate for that.

“You coach all week and the boys have been doing really well in training and we went there and started really well, getting on top of the game.

“But we just lost a really sloppy, comical goal and I still don’t know yet how it went in the net.

“At one point we had about four or five defenders around the ball.”

This weekend East Fife entertain Airdrieonians with Gary Naysmith expected to recover from a dead leg.