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    Paul Hartley previews Elgin City game 

    Saturday, April 07, 2012 7:47:20 AM

    Today I would like to extend a warm welcome to Ross Jack and Barrie Wilson, the players, coaches, supporters and directors of Elgin City as they visit Recreation Park for the second time this season, we are looking forward to the game on the back of good results over Queen’s Park and Montrose, our victory over Queen’s Park in our last home game was terrific the boys were different class in a game against first and second in the league and we proved just how good a team we can be.
    Today we face another difficult game against Elgin City, they are a good team we have found it hard against them at Borough Briggs but had a good victory at Recreation Park on Boxing day, it will be another tough game, every game has been tough, but we go into the game on the back of a good run since our defeat at Borough Briggs, having won our last six matches, so we go into the game with confidence knowing at this stage of the season we look at each game one at a time. Today the players will need to be ready and focused for another difficult game, but in fairness to the players they have been absolutely wonderful, they give me everything every week, we have been playing some great football, so I can’t ask any more from them.
    Ryan Harding will miss today’s match through suspension but I am hopeful Stevie Masterton will be able to return to the squad he has been doing some light training this week and is desperate to get back involved. I have no problems and trust the players in the squad to do a job when called upon which they have done throughout the season.
    Its been a long season but good so far, we know where we want to be and are in a nice position just now but we know we need to keep it going, everybody knows how quickly things can change in football, the players know that and will be fully focused – winning games is a good habit and the mentality it brings in thinking you can win every game, the players certainly don’t like getting beat, it’s a nice thing to have in the dressing room.
    Let’s hope everybody can look forward with five games left knowing our destiny is in our own hands.

    Paul Hartley

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