GER ROSSI fully believes that his Rovers team can make amends following last Saturday’s defeat to Preston, by putting Ormiston to the sword.
Rovers are on cup duty this weekend, and will travel to the Hibernian Training Centre for the first round of the Alex Jack Cup against Ritchie Weir’s Ormiston side
Whilst the gaffer admits that the Preston defeat was frustrating, he says there were plenty of positives to take. Speaking to peeblesrovers.com, he said;
There were a lot of things about that game that I was happy with, despite the result. We certainly created plenty of chances and maybe on another day we would have put them away.
“For us, it was a definite body-blow; I felt we played some great football in the first-half. Then they go and hit us on the counter just before half-time which totally changes the complexion of the game, and we struggled to recover from that.
“There is stuff we need to work on, but we grow and learn from these experiences. Preston were a Lowland League team last season and they do have a lot of quality in their ranks, to compete as well as we did against them was very pleasing.”
Rovers will face Ormiston for the second time this season, having defeated the East Lothian outfit 1-3 on opening day; but Rossi stresses that his team won’t assume anything going into Saturday.
He continued; “Naturally you want to go out and put things right after a defeat, but we can’t take anything for granted despite past results. That opening day game is written-off, over and done with and out the window.
Saturday will be a case of how we apply ourselves; we need to go out and put on a positive performance from start to finish. We know that we’re capable of playing some great stuff.
“I’ve no doubt that the boys will respond well, a wee cup run would be fantastic.”