From the Arbroath Herald -Scott Binnie: Bobby Linn: League Two play-offs in our sights if we keep up positive play
Bobby Linn is under no illusions that this Arbroath team is good enough to make the League Two promotion play-offs this season.
A disappointing start to the season - and a miserable 2015 - has been put in the past as the Lichties have gone on an impressive run of form.
Linn scored the second goal in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Annan Athletic and though Arbroath visit 10th-placed East Stirling this weekend - where they won 4-0 earlier this season - the Gayfield general says the Shire should not be taken lightly.
He said: “We’ve got East Stirling on Saturday which is massive, getting three points could help us move up the table. We’ve got two games in hand which will come in very handy in the coming months.
“They’re definitely not to be taken lightly. We went over this at training on Monday night, they’ve won six games this season and they’ve all been at home.
“We went there and beat them 4-0 earlier in the season but we’re under no illusions how tough a game it will be.
“Having said that, we’re playing with a lot of confidence just now and we’re confident of going there and getting the three points.”
Arbroath enjoy two games in hand over many of the teams around them and Linn says they will come in very handy for the club’s promotion aspirations - so they long as they win them.
He went on to express his delight at loanees Craig Watson and Darren Ramsay extending their stays with the club, before saying that there’s lots to come from young Dundee striker Josh Skelly.
Bobby added: “I think you’ve just got to look at last season for how quick things can turn. We’re 10 points behind the play-offs but we’re certainly aiming to be up there.
“If we can get three points on Saturday then it’s definitely game on for us with two games in hand. We need to win them of course but those are extra chances for points.
“We’re coming into a tough run of games against East Fife and Clyde. If we can get a win and a draw or even two wins from those games, I think we can certainly feel that we’ll be up there.
“For the likes of Watson, Ramsay and Skelly to sign on is massive for us. Watson and Ramsay have done excellently for us.
“Josh coming in is great as well, he looks a real prospect. He’s lively, sharp and quick and he can score. I’ve no doubt he’ll score a few goals for us