Manager takes nothing for granted

Last updated : 11 April 2011 By Fargone

chickensFrom the Sunday Mail:  Goals by Keith Gibson and ex-Clyde players Adam Strachan and David McGowan sealed the points as the Gayfield men bounced back from last week's defeat at Albion Rovers.

Sheerin's side are now four points clear with a game in hand - a home fixture this time with bottom club Clyde on Wednesday night - but the player-manager isn't counting his chickens after experiencing a near miss in 2007. He said: "Things can change at any given time so you take nothing for granted.

"I was part of the St Johnstone squad pipped on the last day for the First Division title by Gretna.  "James Grady's goal against Ross County took the glory from us so whenever the subject of the title comes up I play it down as much as possible. If we can beat Clyde again we'll be in a good position with four games left but you've got to be wary of these double-headers."

Clyde boss Jim Duffy said: "The better team won. They've got good players who pass the ball well. I thought our pitch would suit them and it did."

jumpinggunfrom the P&J Goals by Keith Gibson, Adam Strachan and substitute David McGowan gave Arbroath the points and midfielder Strachan is in no doubt they are on the verge of clinching the Third Division title.

The Red Lichties are now four points clear of second-placed Annan with a game in hand and Strachan, who relished his return to Broadwood, believes they will finish the job in style.

He said: “It was a great win for us and we can definitely go on and win the league. The result between Albion and Annan also went our way and we still have a game in hand.

“Our squad is the best by a mile in this division. We are strong all over and I don’t think any other team has the resources we’ve got.

“It was great to get a goal against Clyde, not to get back at the players because I still get on well with them, but supporters gave me a bit of abuse. The Clyde supporters are bitter because of the club’s fall from grace. “You can understand it because to be bottom is not nice especially for a club like that. But my priority now is Arbroath and it will be great if we go on and lift the title because you always want to win things.”