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League (First Division)
1. Michel Pageaud
2. Ray Farningham
3. Neil Duffy
4. Roddy Manley
5. Tommy McQueen
6. Paul Tosh
7. Dusan Vrto
8. Andy Cargill
9. Neil McCann
10. George Shaw
11. Jim Hamilton
12. Roy McBain
14. Iain Anderson
15. Paul Mathers
Roy McBain for Roddy Manley
Iain Anderson for Roy McBain
W. N. M. Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)
|Michel Pageaud (GK)||29||9||-||62||-|
|Roy McBain (sub)||-||2||-||2||-|
|Iain Anderson (sub)||-||8||2||22||4|
No league table has been added for this season.
Whilst we have made good progress in cup competitions recently, late lapses in our last three league games have denied us victories. Whilst trips to the likes of Clydebank and Morton are tricky ones, they are games which we would expect to win and at the end of the day we have dropped four points. The Morton match was different in one respect to the game the previous week, with their equaliser, not being down to a footballing mistake by us.
Without trying to make excuses we were without the likes of Roddy Manley, Morten Wieghorst and Gerry Britton which form the heart of the team. Their absence upset the balance of the side, but a long season lies ahead and we'll simply have to learn to cope with such contingencies.
Things aren't made any easier by the fact that we still have one or two players still finding their feet in the side,
But on a more positive note, we still remain unbeaten after Monday;'s League Challenge Cup tie with Cowdenbeath. It was a game in which we were on a hiding to nothing, but I thought we went about our business extremely well and won quite comfortably other than for a couple of lapses.
Getting back on the winning trail was very important and I hope that we can continue that into the league campaign after three successive draws, because we don't want to fall to far behind at this early stage of the season.
Hamilton whom we take on this afternoon haven't had their problems to seek. They have had one or two of their experienced players out through injury and suspension and seem to be still missing Peter Duffield who scored so many goals for them last season.
They are, of course, managed by lain Munro, former Dundee boss and as we know only too well in the past that teams managed by former Dundee bosses have caused more than a few problems.
Hopefully, there won't be a repeat of that this afternoon.