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McHardy in line for City comeback

By Craig Christie

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ELGIN City boss Gavin Price hopes the return of his club captain this weekend can be the catalyst for a much-needed improvement in results.

Captain Darryl McHardy could return to action for Elgin City on Saturday.
Captain Darryl McHardy could return to action for Elgin City on Saturday.

City made it seven league games without victory when they lost to bottom side Brechin on Saturday.

But they will have skipper Darryl McHardy back in their squad for the trip to Albion Rovers tomorrow, and Price hopes that will give his team a huge lift.

“Darryl is maybe one of those players whose performances give you that bit extra competitively on the park,” he said. “He’s a hugely underestimated influence on the park with his will to win and that will benefit us having him back.

“Whether or not its too early for him to start, he will be involved on Saturday and should play some part of the game.”

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This week Price had his full squad together for training in Aviemore, and is determined to stay positive in the midst of his team’s sticky run.

“I do fundamentally believe in the players we’ve got here. They are playing reasonably well. Certainly we are underachieving with the amount of points we have gained. We realise it’s been a bad start in terms of the league season.

“However, we are three points off fourth place and we need to look at the positives.

“It’s important that we try to get a result on Saturday before we go into the cup break. After that, four of our next five games in the league are at home and we can look towards making a climb up that table.

“We are coming into a big, big stage of our season.”

McHardy’s return will strengthen City’s defensive options while stopper Andy McDonald could also be back after missing the Brechin defeat through injury.

Midfielder Rabin Omar serves the final part of a three-game suspension and misses out.

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