BY ALISTAIR FELL – @CCP_sport
Craig Gunn has urged Elgin City to be more consistent as they bid to battle top-of-the-table Annan Athletic for the League Two title this season.
Elgin head for this afternoon’s clash with Barry Ferguson’s Clyde sitting pretty in second place, although just five points separates the top five teams.
But, despite the huge boost of defeating Annan at home last weekend, Gunn admits the Highlanders away form leaves a lot to be desired.
The Black and Whites are unbeaten at home but have won just one of nine games on the road this season.
And Gunn is hoping for a change in fortunes this afternoon.
The striker said: “Anyone on their day can beat anyone else in the league and it’s about who can put the most consistent run together.
“I don’t know why our away form isn’t as good. We create more chances at home and we try to make it as difficult as we can when opposition teams travel up to us.
“But I can’t really put my finger on why we can’t get results away from home. We just need to try and be more consistent away from home and take our home form into our away form.”
It has been nip-and-tuck at the top of League Two this term and Elgin’s narrow 3-2 victory over Annan last weekend ensured the Black and Whites did not allow the league leaders to stretch away at the top.
He added: “We knew if we won last week we would close the gap on Annan and if we had let them win they would have increased the gap to nine points.
“So, thankfully we closed the gap.
“If we keep winning we keep the pressure on Annan. We did that last week but we don’t want them to get away from us again.”
Today’s opponents, Clyde, will leapfrog Elgin with a victory this afternoon, but Gunn has called on Jim Weir’s side to build on last weekend’s crucial victory.
He insists that, provided his side take the performance against Annan into the game, they are more than capable of picking up the three points, but admits it won’t be an easy game.
The 28-year-old marksman has been fundamental to Elgin’s success in the early stages of the season and will look to continue his impressive run of form against The Bully Wee this weekend.
“I’ve got 10 goals so far this season, which is always nice, but the most important thing is to keep Elgin as high up the table as possible,” he continued.
“If that’s me scoring goals or someone else scoring goals, it’s all about trying to keep us up towards the top at the end of the season.
“We’ve played Clyde already this season and we drew 1-1, so we know what they’re all about.
“They’ve got some good experienced players and at home they’re a hard team to play against.
“We’ve just got to take confidence from last week’s win over Annan and take that into this game.