'Our best is yet to come', believes East Fife boss

Darren Young watched his side swat away Clyde on Saturday, but believes the Fifers still aren’t into full stride.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 12:00 am
Darren Young watched on as his side hit three on Saturday, and reckons they could have added another couple

Nathan Austin marked his return to the club with a first half opener, which was added to in the second 45 by goals from Danny Denholm and Ryan Wallace.

David Goodwillie pulled one back in the dying seconds for the Bully Wee to make the scoreline a bit more respectable.

Young was delighted with the performance from his side, playing its first game since January 9.

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“To be honest I was a bit nervous before the game because you don’t know if you’ve done too much or too little during the break,” he said.

"If someone had offered you 3-1 you’d take that straight away but, to pick the bones a bit, I think we could have been a bit more ruthless.

"We had another three or four chances and had a couple of headers cleared off the line.

"Defensively we were solid throughout, it was just disappointing to lose that goal at the end.

"It was great to get five players on as well and some game time into them, so it was a good day all round.”

East Fife now face a stacked schedule which will see them play at the weekends and Tuesday and Thursday for the next two weeks.

It’ll certainly take its toll on the part-timers, but Young is content he has the squad to cope.

Sean Brown, Miller Fenton, Cole McKinnon and Austin have helped to bolster the ranks.

"We will have to chop and change as the games come,” said the East Fife boss.

"The squad is coming good and we’re happy with the way things are going just now.

"It was only three points on Saturday but it puts us right into the mix again.”

On Saturday East Fife welcome a Cove Rangers side which sits second in the division, four points ahead of Young’s men, but having played two games more.

"We have a massive opportunity on Saturday to catch up with Cove,” said the 42-year-old boss.

"They’ve had a good season and league positions don’t lie, so we know it’ll be a hard game.

"But we’re looking to get three points there and hopefully that will kick us on for a good week.”

Following the Cove game, East Fife travel to Montrose on Tuesday.