We can’t keep relying on others slipping up

Stevie Campbell says it’s time East Fife stopped relying on results elsewhere falling their way and grasp fourth place themselves.

The Fifers slipped up at the weekend, going down 1-0 to Clyde, but kept a two point advantage over the chasing pack due to none of them picking up three points.

It’s not the first time in the past couple of months that then teams behind East Fife have failed to capitalise on a defeat.

However, with just a few games of the season left, Campbell reckons it’s time to clinch their place in the play-offs.

He said: “Things have fallen for us in the past couple of weeks but we need to do the business ourselves.

“We need to get winning because there’s no use relying on other teams.

“We’ll be looking to take the three points against Albion Rovers on Saturday.”

Against Clyde the Fifers were unlucky not to take at least a point from the game, having missed a first half penalty.

Campbell said that he felt the Fifers had more than matched their opponents.

He said: “We knew it would be a physical game but we stood up to it.

“I don’t think they really had a clear cut chance.

“We were disappointed to lose the goal but it should have really been at least a draw for us with us missing a penalty as well.”

Allan Walker was the man who missed the crucial first half spot kick, but Campbell said he had sympathy with the midfielder.

“It wasn’t a bad penalty,” said the defender.

“It was a great save to be fair to the ‘keeper.

“But it’s disappointing that we couldn’t go in 1-0 up at half time because we would have a great chance to go on and win the game.”