TALKING WITH SP
Montrose set themselves up for a chance to create history tomorrow with a win over Stenhousemuir last weekend. It leaves Stewart Petrie’s men only needing a point from the game against Elgin to propel themselves out of League Two and start next season in League One.
Giving his opinion on last week’s game, the gaffer revealed he was happy with how the players managed the game in such a pressurised period of the season.
He said: “It probably went as good as we expected. To score the two early goals as we did, it settled us down against a strong side. To get the two-goal lead against a side like Stenhousemuir was excellent and I think the boys managed the game well from then on in, being honest.
Petrie has been at the forefront of the amazing turnaround in fortunes on the pitch since he took puts that down to the quality of player he inherited and the quality of player he has been able to add to his squad.
“We had a decent squad when we came in. But the board have backed us and allowed us to add significant quality to the squad, particularly this season. None more so than signing Sean, he has typified things with the experience and quality he’s added to the team.
“The competition for places has also spurred the rest of the guys on to become better and I think the team’s work in training cannot be understated; they work their socks off and their strength and conditioning work has probably made us the fittest team in the league.
“I think we have exceeded where we expected to be this season, but that’s all down to the players and the board.”
Whilst Petrie expects a tough match tomorrow, he is well aware if his team show the correct attitude they will achieve their goal.
“I think the game is going to be really tough. We are playing a team who have individuals who can win games. They are one of the few teams who have beaten us this season and beat us well but we will pick a team we think can win the game.
“It’s all about what we do. It’s been like that all season for us. We can only take care of ourselves and we will be doing the same in order to get the result we want come the end of the game.”
Read the full and exclusive interview in tomorrow’s official matchday programme, The Gable Ender.