MONTROSE caretaker manager Ray Farningham feels that his side deserved their win against Elgin on Saturday.
The Gable Endies were lacking confidence after suffering their fifth defeat in a row against Queen’s Park on Tuesday night.
Following the defeat Farningham said: “We should have taken something from the game but it has been like that all season.
“We had chances to get back in but didn’t take them.”
The manager is pleased that Montrose took away a win at the weekend, however, he said: “The win was a long time coming but it was fully deserved. I couldn’t have asked any more from my players as they showed great commitment and their attitude was first class.
“We should have killed the game off at 1-0 but missed two or three chances and we must learn from that.
“The challenge now is that we have to keep this going and be more consistent and get two, three wins in a row.”
Montrose are now without top scorer Paul Tosh until the end of the season following his emergency loan move to Peterhead.
But Farningham said that he is happy to go with youth up front following the recent performances of youngsters Martin Boyle and Daryl Nicol.
He said: “My two front boys had pace and energy and I wanted to exploit that. I wanted to freshen things up.
“Daryl Nicol has not had many chances to play so far this season but now Paul has gone to Peterhead the younger ones will get a chance.”
The manager also praised the performace of goalkeeper Ramiro Gonzalez.
He said: “Gonzalez made good saves at the right times. They didn’t create much in the second half, but at 1-0 you are always nervous.”
Elgin boss Ross Jack suffered a massive blow when keeper Peter Donnelly injured a shoulder during the warm up and had to be replaced by John Calder who made his senior debut.
Jack said: “We missed too many chances in the first half. We created several one on ones with the goalkeeper and didn’t take them.
“We will not give up on the play offs. Six wins from our last six games might get us in the back door, but we will have to play better than we did today, that is for sure.
“We got what we deserved as Montrose wanted the win a bit more than we did.”