Rossi has no fear ahead of Leith clash

By Neil Hobson

Ger Rossi admits that the 3-2 defeat to Stirling University last Saturday was hugely frustrating for everyone in the Peebles dressing room, but remains confident that the team can get a good result against Leith Athletic on Saturday.

The Rovers travel to Meadowbank for a show-down with the league champions, and the home side are one of a handful of teams in the UK to still boast a 100% record in the league with six played and six wins recorded, scoring a mammoth 29 goals in the process.

But the gaffer insists that his team are fully prepared for the task that lies ahead. Speaking to ahead of Saturday’s game, Rossi said;

“Stirling was probably the poorest performance of the season, it’s something that the boys acknowledged in the dressing room afterwards.

“It was difficult, we had some key players missing through illness. But, from my point of view, it was disappointing to see that the spark we usually have was missing. The game just petered out, which hasn’t been the case over the past few months,

“But, we’re definitely looking to put the record straight on Saturday, and hopefully get a good result.”

With arguably the toughest test of the season coming up, the boss knows that the Rovers must go to Edinburgh with a strong mentality to clinch the three points;

“We’re definitely looking to take a positive attitude into the game; we can’t dictate how Leith are going to play, we just have to make sure we prepare the best we can.

“I felt we’ve proven already this season that the so-called ‘bigger teams’, have found life difficult against us. We are going there to put a stamp on the game, we’re not worried about how Leith are going to approach it.

“We know they’re the league champions, and deservedly so, but I still feel that there’s a lot in the dressing room that can help us get a good performance.”

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