It’s Friday night football under the floodlights at Ochilview tonight with the Spiders looking to bounce back from the bitter disappointment of Saturday’s heavy defeat at Somerset Park. That however will be easier said than done against an Arbroath side who have picked up seven points from a possible twelve in their last four outings.
Ahead of the clash Owen Coyle spoke to the club media team to give his thoughts, saying: “It goes without saying that we go into this one looking to put the real disappointment from our last game behind us, and very much looking to bounce back. We are very aware we didn’t do anyone justice against Ayr United and the only way to rectify that is to be at our best against Arbroath.”
“As every game in the Championship is, this will be another tough one. This is a side who were 15 minutes away from promotion to the Premiership last season and who have started to find some form in recent games. We know the quality they possess and having watched their game against Dundee last weekend, we know how well they can play.”
“I know Dick, and his brother Pink very well having played under him previously, and I have a lot of time for them both in and outside of football. We know their sides are good sides and we know they’ll make it tough for us. For us, we need to make sure we are ready and that we are fresh.”
“We do have one or two injury concerns which are likely to allow for one or two players to come in. With that, will bring a bit of freshness and the opportunity for those players to make their mark and show that they want to stay in the team.”
“It’s very simple, we must do better. Collectively and individually we need to stop making defensive errors. We had some decent chances against Ayr United last week and know we can bring so much to every game we play, but the bottom line is that you will not win a game of football if you defend in the manner in which we did. That is plain and simple.”
“We have shown in other games this season such as Hamilton Accies and Raith Rovers, that clean sheets are the building blocks to winning games and that is what we need to strive to perform like at the back. Whilst doing that, we should also be looking to create and take our chances at the other end. Added to that, we also want to continue to be an exciting team to watch.”
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