It’s been far from plain-sailing for Peebles Rovers the past few weeks.
However, striker David Lindsay believes Ger Rossi’s squad is more than capable of bouncing back from two heavy defeats with a win over Stirling University.
Two bruising encounters with Kelty and Lothian had left Rovers feeling blue for a time, but the boys in red are nothing if not resilient – and now look ahead to Saturday’s away trip to the Students with high spirits.
Lindsay admits that those games were the poorest performances from the team this season, but affirmed that the squad are now totally focused on securing the points at Stirling.
Speaking to peeblesrovers.com, he told us: “We’re certainly hoping for this Stirling game to go ahead, now we can hopefully get the past few weeks behind us.
“The Kelty and Lothian games were hugely disappointing for the boys. Everyone knows about the big financial gap between the top two and the rest of the league.
“However, the extent and manner in which we were beaten was poor; it was a hugely disappointing team performance.
“I think it’s been a testing time for everyone, but now the boys are just looking ahead to Stirling and focusing on picking up all three points.”
Lindsay knows all about the threat that the students pose, having played in the reverse fixture as we defeated the Students 3-2 at Whitestone. It was a tight and tense game for the Rovers, but a winning goal from Alan McMath secured the win.
It was a gutsy performance from Peebles, filled with character – a game that Lindsay believes has set the tone for our season so far.
He explained: “We played them earlier in the season and beat them 3-2. It was a really tough game and everyone here remembers how much of a fight it was.
“Speedy scored a great goal with only a few minutes left, and I think it really set the tone for the rest of the season.
“It sounds strange, but apart from those two results recently, we’ve done well in the league, picking up points and getting some good wins.
“We’re all hopeful that we can get back to winning ways, and Stirling will be a great chance to get back on track.”
Peebles Rovers face Stirling Uni at the Gannochy Sports Centre on Saturday, March 10. Kick-off is 2.30pm.