mo’ need return to winning ways

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Montrose manager Paul Hegarty has called for a return to winning ways before play-off test against either Edinburgh City FC or Brora Rangers.

Speaking after Saturday’s one-nil defeat, Mr Hegarty said: “It started off quite slow and we didn’t look our usual selves, then we picked ourselves up and did okay and then had a few chances.

“So from that point of view you’re looking to be 2-0 up at half-time.”

The manager recognised the part played by the opposition, when he added: “But you need to be limiting as many of their chances as you can and we switched off at the goal – from then it’s an uphill task.”

When asked about positives he could take from the game, Mr Hegarty replied: “The attitude and application was good, I was pleased with that, and we were hoping to keep the run going but it wasn’t to be.

“Over the last two or three games we’ve done okay and we just need to bounce back against Annan next week and get back to winning ways before the play-offs.”

Not surprisingly, Mr Hegarty’s opposite number, Clyde boss Barry Ferguson, saw the game differently.

He said: “The only reason Montrose had chances was through our mistakes but that’s been the story all season for us.”

Montrose are no closer to finding out who their play-off opposition will be, after Edinburgh City and Brora Rangers fought out a one-all draw at, leaving the tie on a knife edge.