Clachnacuddin look to gain revenge against Brora Rangers in the Highland League
SEAN Webb insists embattled Clachnacuddin can use attack as the best form of defence against the might of Brora Rangers.
The Lilywhites await the visit of the Highland League title favourites tomorrow night knowing they must improve dramatically on last month’s merciless battering in the Scottish Cup second round.
Brora left Inverness with a 7-0 win and while seasoned defender Webb, who was appointed assistant manager of the club on Monday night, wants much more resilience at the back, he is also looking for attacking colleagues to ease the strain fresh from Saturday’s 4–1 League Cup defeat to Strathspey Thistle.
“We need to learn from the game a few weeks ago in how we set ourselves up to nullify Brora’s threats,” the 36-year-old Northern Ireland cap said.
He added: “Obviously, we need to be more resolute defensively and then take it from there.
“If anything, Brora have strengthened going forward since the last game with Andrew Macrae brought in from Forres Mechanics.
“We’ve got to get back to basics and make it as difficult for them as possible.
“That’s the first part, but we were disappointed last time we didn’t carry enough of an attacking threat.We have to give them something to consider going forward.
“The good thing is that our younger players won’t be daunted. They will just go out and play. We’re trying to get them to express themselves and they’ll be somewhat of an unknown quantity for Brora, so we’re looking for them to give us that attacking threat.”
Clach’s shoestring budget is making it tough for manager Sandy McLeod to spark a revival at Grant Street where patience will be key in coming months.
Webb, though, is heartened by young promise in the team in the likes of Ross Logan and Ally Gillies.
“They are both good players who will show no fear against Brora,” the veteran said.
Clach’s on-loan striker Steven Ross could return for his last game before rejoining Buckie Thistle.