A CRUNCH derby at Peterhead is just what Elgin City’s under-performing players need to end a horror run of defeats.
So says manager Ross Jack, who admitted he has been hurt, embarrassed and angered by recent results, not least Tuesday’s error-strewn 5-3 home defeat to Queen’s Park.
Five straight losses, and just one win in their last six league games is dismal form, and you would think it is hardly ideal preparation for a tough trip on Saturday to face their closest play-off rivals Peterhead.
Yet Jack believes it is exactly the kind of powder-keg clash his men need right now to finally bring out their fighting spirit in a promotion battle they are losing at the moment.
“The heads are down just now, but we have to come out fighting. Each and every one of the players needs to go out there at Peterhead and get a win on the board,” he said.
“I’m still confident we have what it takes to win what is a massive match. There’s so much to play for and we will fight tooth and nail to ensure we keep in the fight until the very end.
“It will be very tough at Peterhead, but I think it’s just the kind of game we need.”
The City boss could not hide his anger at Borough Briggs on Tuesday night when his team went 5-0 down to Queen’s, before a late scramble pulled back three goals.
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