Schulz-Keith wants derby win

Saul Schulz-Keith insists that himself and his teammates must learn from Friday’s loss to Whitehill Welfare, and redeem themselves with a Borders derby victory over Vale of Leithen.

The big forward admits that it was mistakes that led to defeat against the Rosewell side, an experience that the former Tynecastle man is keen to avoid in the future. Speaking to, he said;

“I thought it was a bit of a mixed bag for ourselves on Friday; we made some of the same old mistakes from last season undoubtedly, but I do think we played some nice football in spells there.

“In the second-half there was definitely an improvement, I felt that we picked up and began to stamp our authority on the match.

“Without a doubt, Whitehill just had that cutting edge. They’re a quality side and they made us pay for our mistakes.

“As a team, we’ll learn from this, but we have to learn quickly.”

With Monday’s Borders derby fast approaching, Schulz-Keith knows that their best shot at redemption lies in sending Vale back down the A72 empty-handed, he continued:

“I think we need to start being confident in ourselves, listen to all the advice that management has for us and go out and perform.

“Vale will be a tough game, for sure, but it’s a local derby; and the boys will be fired up for it.”

By Neil Hobson


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