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Boss Conor Gethins says Nairn County days are done and wants to bury every team Clachnacuddin face as two clubs set to face each other in Inverness

By Will Clark

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Clach manager Conor Gethins. Picture: Callum Mackay..
Clach manager Conor Gethins. Picture: Callum Mackay..

CONOR Gethins says his time at Nairn County is now in the past and is only concentrating on 'burying' everyone who Clachnacuddin face in the future in the Highland League.

The Clachnacuddin manager will be preparing to face his old team on Wednesday night for the first time since he took charge of the Lilywhites last month.

Gethins cemented his place at Nairn County as one of the club's all time greats as a player, becoming the club's second highest goalscorer of all time when he scored 209 goals.

However, he says that he will have no sentimental feelings when the two teams clash at Grant Street Park on Wednesday night.

He says as Clachnacuddin manager, it is his responsibility to ensure the team get away from the bottom of the Highland League and try to get their first win in the division this season.

Gethins said: "My Nairn days are done, my focus now is totally on this club, I want to bury every team that is front of us now.

"Nairn is in the past, I loved my time there, but now my focus is solely on Clach.

"That game will take care of itself, there is nothing you can do to prepare for it, that is just one of those ones where you go out and work hard.

"The pitch has taken a doing this week and last weekend and whoever works the hardest will win that game I feel."

Clachnacuddin remain second bottom in the Highland League after drawing 4-4 with Strathspey Thistle at Grant Street Park on Saturday.

Gethins admitted being 3-0 down in a relegation battle last weekend was unacceptable. However, he says the response in the second half against Strathspey was fantastic.

He said he wants his team to produce a 90 minute performance and not a 45 minute performance like on Saturday.

"I don't want to be a second half team, I want us to be a first half team and second half team.

"I want what we did in the second half to do in the first half as we have enough legs on the bench to do that.

"The boys showed they can do that, Fergus Adams and Shaun Sutherland were brilliant, a young 17-year-old took the game by the scruff of the neck and scored two goals.

"That is what the boys want, to be brave, not by throwing your body into everything, but by leading the team forward."

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