Published: 25/01/2013 11:53 - Updated: 25/01/2013 12:00

When the going gets tough...

WHEN the ‘going gets tough, the tough get going’ was the famous phrase coined in song by pop star Billy Ocean.

Time to get tough says Ross Jack. Photo: Bob Crombie.

He’s not about to break into song, but Elgin City manager Ross Jackinsists it is time for his players to really dig deep.

“If we are going for the play-offs we need to be strong and resolute and stand up to the rigours of the challenge,” he said.

Without a win in six games and just two points from a possible 18, Jack is hoping that his side can emerge from their sticky spell.

“When you look at the league, apart from Rangers, most of the challengers have had a wee sticky spell.

“We will respond. When we were top of the league I never thought we were the finished article, just the same way we are not down about this run.

Jack added: “We need to get our confidence back, and get the crowd back on side because they have been loyal to us all season.”

However, a bone-hard Borough Briggs looks unlikely to be fit for the home match with Queen’s Park tomorrow (Saturday).

Jack’s frustration with the January transfer window intensified this week as efforts to secure new signings continued to prove fruitless.

“I think a lot of the players out there are waiting for Barcelona to come in for them,” he joked. “It is painfully slow at the moment.

“It is a pain in the backside. I would still like to add two players and I have spoken to about six or seven targets."

Read the full interview with Ross Jack in 'The Northern Scot'.

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