ROSS Jack says Elgin City’s most loyal fans have helped the players to come through a difficult week and prepare fully for their Ibrox cup test.
And the Borough Briggs boss is keen to repay the supporters by leading the team to a famous Scottish Cup result.
Jack refused to speak about the ticket fiasco which led to last Sunday’s televised home match against Rangers being postponed amidst a storm of controversy.
Keen to get his squad’s complete focus on the cup match between the sides this weekend, he is refusing to allow the debacle to get in the way of his preparations for the Glasgow game.
“The whole focus since the team got together on Sunday has been on football, and getting ready for the Rangers cup match,” Jack said.
“We’re not looking back, we always make sure we are fully concentrating on our next match and that means Ibrox on Sunday.
“The players have responded brilliantly to what happened and we’ve had a few really good sessions. Everyone is looking forward to going down there and giving the best possible account of themselves.”
Elgin’s reported oversale of more than a thousand tickets for last weekend’s league game meant the eagerly anticipated Rangers visit was called off on safety grounds, much to the bewilderment and astonishment of both clubs’ fans.
But while City’s directors have come under fire for the ticketing mess, sympathy has been shared between manager Jack, his players and the supporters, who have been innocent bystanders in the mess.
Jack said he has been touched by messages of support from the most loyal City fans.
“It’s a time when we need the genuine supporters on our side,” he said. “Through all these events the support for the team and myself has been overwhelming.
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