Robbie Renwick and Ross Lamb believe there was no shame in going down to a strong Kelty team, and says amends can be made against Lothian this Saturday. They spoke to Neil Hobson
Going down 7-0 to any team is a kick in the teeth.
But Renwick and Lamb care more about kicking-on, starting this Saturday against Lothian Thistle.
The duo admit that the Kelty defeat was frustrating, but has already been put to the side as Rossi’s Rovers prepare for the weekend.
Speaking to peeblesrovers.com, Robbie said: ““There’s no doubting that Kelty are a quality side: but last week I felt we were a bit behind in terms of physicality and strength.
“There were points where I felt we didn’t do ourselves justice, we knew from the off that set-pieces were where they would be dangerous.
“We’re usually quite solid at set-pieces, but when you play the best in the league – you have to be at your best, and we weren’t that.”
It’s an opinion echoed by Ross Lamb, who said: ““We definitely made some mistakes at the back, so there’s plenty to work on! Overall, however, I felt we competed well for the majority of the match.
“I really don’t believe that the score line reflects the reality of the match and how the game actually went.”
Looking ahead to Lothian, it’ll be a quick turnaround for the Rovers. The boys played Hutchy just last week at Saughton for a League Cup tie as the capital club won 2-0.
With such a swift return to Edinburgh, the guys believe that playing them so soon will help to rectify the mistakes made last time out.
Robbie said: ““Lothian are obviously a very good team. I think we can go into this game feeling confident: every game we’ve played against the top teams – we’ve competed. We were unlucky not to get something at Preston and we always play well against Hutchy.
“We need to be more clinical, and when a chance comes our way, we have to take it. On our day, we can beat any team in this division – we just have to work hard.”
Ross added: ““Last time against Lothian, I felt we were poor on the ball. In that area, we have to be more positive. A big plus for me is that we defended very well, and if we can keep that up on Saturday we can get a good result.”