TOUGH decisions lie ahead for Elgin City boss Barry Wilson, including showing the exit door to players he considers to be close pals.
Wilson is working out his squad for next term, and admits the time will soon come for him to tell some current members they no longer have a future at Borough Briggs.
He says such decisions are part and parcel of being a football manager, and friendship with his players cannot cloud his judgement when he makes a call on what is best for the club.
For now, Wilson is hoping to end the current campaign on a high, and his immediate mission is to banish any prospects of City finishing bottom of League 2 this term.
Beating current basement boys Queen’s Park this weekend in Elgin’s 500th Scottish League match would guarantee that their opponents cannot climb above them in the table.
Last weekend’s 3-0 win at Montrose boosted the Black and Whites hopes of avoiding the wooden spoon, but the manager feels some players still have something to prove to him before he begins to shape his squad for next year.
“I need to get round all the boys and make some decisions over the next couple of weeks,” he said. “Some of these decisions will be fine, and some will be hard because it’s inevitable that we will be losing some players at the end of the season when I plan to bring in several new ones.
“There’s no point in shying away from the difficult decisions. They are not nice to make, and I’ve been on the end of a couple myself from managers.
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