ELGIN CITY PREVIEW | MITCHEL MEGGINSON

20/09/2019

Club captain Mitchel Megginson is expecting another tough challenge this Saturday when we travel north to take on Gavin Price's Elgin City in matchday 7 of the Ladbrokes League Two.

City, who were the victims of a 1-0 defeat to Stirling Albion which handed them their first league win of the season at Forthbank last weekend will no doubt be looking to get back to winning ways at Borough Briggs.

Mitchel has been pleased with the start we have made to the season but has warned his team mates they will need to be ready for another tough test, due in large to the fact that Elgin recently knocked Championship side Dundee out of the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup at the Third Round

"It’s going to be another tough away game against a good side that showed they can beat any team on their day. The Gaffer and Youngy always have a plan against different opposition and the style they want us to play, but in terms of retaining possession and playing attacking football that has always been the way we want to play at Cove"

"It’s gone very well so far, one result from picking up maximum points so you can’t complain with the start we’ve made especially joining a new and tougher league. I think the most impressive part of it is the way we have been playing as a team and how quickly the new guys have gelled as a unit. It’s important we focus on one game at a time which we have done so far, we look no further than the tough task of going up to Elgin and trying to get maximum points"

Looking back on last weekend's 4-2 victory against Brechin, the skipper is confident that we can produce a similar result if we can find the form we showed at Glebe Park.

"It was 2 sloppy goals that we really gifted Brechin apart from that I can’t remember them having a shot on goal. If we can cut out these small mistakes then it will limit the chances of the opposition, but the style we do like to play with taking the ball deep and playing out from the back you see it at the top level mistakes will happen at times. We work defensively and on attacking plays every week at training, if we can keep the opposition out then we have every confidence we will score"

With 4 goals in 6 league outings already to his name this season, he had this to say when reflecting on not only his own tally but the 21 goals we've scored so far this term.

"I’ve not set any targets, I haven’t for the last couple years and it seems to have worked. I normally work in 5’s, I’m close to the first target in the league goals, hopefully I can reach that tomorrow. I think what’s pleasing so far this season is we have numerous goal scorers so far with Masson, Harry, Glassy, Fyvie & Matty Smith all scoring as well."