ELGIN City are celebrating being at the summit of Division 3 – ahead of Glasgow giants Rangers.
And manager Ross Jack is calling on the club’s growing band of followers to keep them there by roaring them to victory in Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash.
A crowd of almost a thousand watched the Black and Whites beat previous leaders Peterhead 2-0 last weekend to join a three-way tie at the top of the table. City, by virtue of having scored more goals than their fellow contenders, gained first spot ahead of their beaten opponents and this week’s visitors, Queen’s Park.
Meanwhile, likely champions Rangers slumped to their third away draw of the campaign at Annan, and slipped a point behind the leading pack to fourth place.
Jack is excited by his team’s start to the campaign, and is keen to stay ahead of another Glasgow rival in the shape of Queen’s, who themselves are bidding to seize the leadership.
“We showed a great deal of patience to beat Peterhead, and I think the same will be required on Saturday against a very good Queen’s Park side,” Jack said.
“The crowd were just magnificent in getting behind the team, and it would be a massive lift to the players if we got a similar turn-out this week.”
City briefly topped Division 3 at this stage of last season, eventually finishing fourth and reaching the promotion play-offs. They also led the way after three games of the current campaign, before a 5-1 defeat in front of the TV cameras at Ibrox brought them back down to earth.
Boss Jack insists it is too early in the campaign to get carried away by his team’s rise up the rankings, but is satisfied with the way they are progressing.
“I’m delighted to be in the position we’re in, and though it’s early days it should give us full confidence to take us into Saturday’s match and some tough games coming up after that.
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