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Clachnacuddin determined to get off bottom of the table with win against Lossiemouth


By Will Clark


BLAIR Lawrie says Clachnacuddin can’t settle for anything less than three points against Lossiemouth as they look to get off the bottom of the Highland League.

Blair Lawrie is confident Clachnacuddin can get off the bottom of the Highland League against Lossiemouth. Picture: Callum Mackay
Blair Lawrie is confident Clachnacuddin can get off the bottom of the Highland League against Lossiemouth. Picture: Callum Mackay

The winger says the club are in confident mood they can get their first league win of the campaign after avoiding defeat in their last three games in all competitions.

A 2-2 draw at home to Turriff United followed by a 0-0 draw and 2-1 replay victory over Nairn County in the Scottish Cup have been a welcome change in fortunes following the club losing their first seven league matches.

Lawrie (33) believes the Lilywhites have turned the corner following a poor start to the season and says it is vital they continue that momentum against fellow strugglers Lossiemouth.

“The past three weeks we have had two draws and a win,” he said.

“A corner has been turned.

“Lossiemouth have had a similar season to ourselves and we are looking at the game to get points and climb the league.

“If we beat them, we go off the bottom of the table so we have to look at full points from Saturday.

“The bottom of the league is not where Clachnacuddin deserve to be.”

Lawrie paid tribute to the impact Sandy McLeod has made to the team since he came in as manager in August.

Despite their poor start, Lawrie felt there was never a problem with attitude at the club but said confidence has grown in the last few weeks.

“There hasn’t been a change in attitude,” he said.

“The attitude at the club has always been good, but confidence grows with getting results.

“Since Sandy has come in his enthusiasm has rubbed off on everyone.

“He is the ideal person for the younger players at the club and they have really taken to him.

“He is an easy going guy and the players feel comfortable playing their own games.”

Lawrie is among a small band of players who are in their 30's with a large part of the squad in their teenage years or early 20’s.

He said he has been impressed with the amount of young talent at the club and the older players are doing everything they can to help them become better footballers.

"It is very young team and we have a nucleus of older players such as myself, Sean Webb, John MacAskill, Martin MacDonald and Michael Finnis.

"There is no gap in between, but the talent that has come up from the under-20’s has been incredible.

“We want to help them along as we have been through it before and played in teams where we have had bad spells.

“Between us we can help them along.”



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