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    Manager after Berwick Rangers game 26th April, 2008 

    Tuesday, June 17, 2008 2:12:07 PM


    I think that your position is determined over 36 games rather than the 36th game which is just as well because I thought we were poor today – we looked like a team full of nerves, in the first half we were fine and we had plenty of chances to score and in the second half, you can forget sometimes how young the players are and they looked really nervous and hardly strung two passes together. We got really fortunate with our second goal and I think we also got fortunate with balls bouncing about inside our box which didn’t go in and it could have been better. In fairness Berwick Rangers played well but we allowed them to play well. Here we are after 36 games with 56 points, the boys have done great, there is no point in having a go at anybody. From my point of view I think our boys have done fantastically well - we know that we are going to go into a play off game against Clyde and they are a full time team and will be favourites to win, we will not be expected to win that game so we will just go in with a carefree attitude and anything we take from the game will be a bonus to us. The game should be perfect for Clyde as they are a full time team – they have plenty of time to rest between now and then so we will play our game and see if we can do a bit better than we did today. It will be a difficult day for us and all the chances lie with Clyde so we will just see how we go. We needed to change things about and the introduction of Andy Scott and Andy Ferguson combined almost immediately with the winning goal. At that time in the game we had so many players who looked nervous and absolutely exhausted - we just couldn’t get moving and get on the ball and couldn’t pass it. I think having got today’s game out of the way we should be better now. We have nothing to fear now – we have done more than anybody would have thought having been in a league with three full time teams who all finished above us, and that is why I say on Wednesday we will be given no chance. Everything from now on is a bonus – we are really looking forward to it. The Alloa support has been great all season but for Wednesday night’s game against Clyde lets get behind the team in numbers and enjoy the occasion.
    Allan Maitland

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