Strength in depth puts Saints on the right path

Ryan McInnes breaks forward for Saints. Picture by Blair Smith.
Ryan McInnes breaks forward for Saints. Picture by Blair Smith.

St Andrews United recorded their first East of Scotland League win of the season in convincing style against Craigroyston on Saturday.

But despite the 3-0 victory. manager Andy Brown says nobody in his side is guaranteed a starting slot this weekend for the trip to meet Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts.

The gaffer wants his players to stay on their toes and maintain the standards if they want to remain inhis starting XI.

Brown said: “It was a really good performance at the weekend and probably the first time this season I’ve had nearly a full-squad to choose from.

“It’s great and makes the competition that bit harder for the players so they know they need to keep performing to keep their place.”

Inverkeithing lost manager Lee Richardson during the week and are still looking for their first points of the new league campaign.

Barnetts Park boss Brown is confident his side can win the game, but has warned against complacency.

He said: “Inverkeithing will be fighting and scrapping for everything.

“Someone will take a hit from them at some point so we need to make sure we have the right attitude and make sure it’s not us.”