IT’S a ‘big ask’ for Elgin City to reach the play-offs, but manager Ross Jack is adamant his side can still do it.
An unlucky defeat to Rangers last weekend left the Borough Briggs men six points off the pace in the promotion chase, with only a few weeks of the season remaining.
Starting with Clyde tomorrow (Saturday), City have four home fixtures left along with three road trips to face fellow play-off challengers.
But improved defensive displays have given Jack scope to believe in his team’s chances of taking their campaign into extra time.
“I was delighted with the way we performed against Rangers,” Jack said. “We haven’t been playing great these past couple of months but there’s been a big improvement.
“If we play like that and take our chances when they come along, we can still do it. There’s no point playing like that and then throwing it away against Clyde.”
Defeat against Jim Duffy’s men at Borough Briggs on Saturday would surely spell the end of Elgin’s promotion hopes, and Jack is urging his players to keep pushing all the way to the finish line.
He was encouraged by the way his team snuffed out a star-studded Rangers’ side until a penalty gave the Ibrox men a ‘get out of jail free’ card to clinch all three points.
But he pinpointed areas where Elgin need to improve in order to gain them some all-important victories over the coming weeks.Full story in Northern Scot print version.