Two-goal derby hero Gary Fraser dedicated Saturday’s ruthless derby win over Arbroath to club stalwart Bob Mutch.
Bob passed away earlier this year and was honoured before the game with a round of applause in memory of Bob and Tony Morrison, another popular face at Links Park who also died this year.
It was a sombre start to the proceedings but an essential one to remember two very important people in the club’s recent history.
“We’ve dedicated that result to Bob Mutch,” said Gary. “He was a very well-known man around the club.
“It’s a massive result for us and should kick-start our season as well.
“I’m delighted with the two goals, it gives me confidence ahead of the next game.
“I had a few chances for a hat-trick and I could have been a bit greedy instead of cutting it back for Ross but it doesn’t matter who scores, so long as you win.
“As soon as I took that first touch and went towards goal I fancied the hat-trick but as soon as I looked up and saw Ross, I knew it was better to play it across to him.
“I thought the boys were different class from the goalkeeper to the front and the subs. I thought we really deserved it. If we can play like that going into the season then we should be fine.
“I came in in pre-season and the pre-season results weren’t the best.
“But the competitive performances have been great, we were unlucky to lose to Forfar; we had a great shift against Hibs and we were perhaps unlucky to lose to Berwick last week.
“But we’ve got a good result against a good Arbroath team who are one of the favourites to go and win the league.
“It just shows how good we’ve been.”