Arbroath star Bobby Linn is delighted with Dick Campbell’s arrival at Gayfield

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Arbroath star Bobby Linn said Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to Berwick Rangers will stand new manager Dick Campbell in good stead.

Todd Lumsden’s replacement was in the stand while assistant Ian Campbell and first team coach John Young took the team, and Bobby believes Dick will have seen plenty during the team’s defeat to help him flesh out an idea of what is needing done to keep Arbroath in League Two this season.

And Linn is confident the appointment of the former Brechin City and Forfar Athletic boss will prove to be the correct one.

Bobby said: ““It’s a long way to go and get beaten but I think it looks worse than it was because of the bad run we’re on.

“It was closer than the scoreline and there were a lot of positive things to take there.

“The manager got to see what’s on show so he’ll take a lot from what he saw in time for Saturday’s game, that’s for sure.

“He doesn’t really know many of the boys so it’s going into the new team and working out what he needs and what he wants.

“He went 4-4-4 of course and for me as a wide boy, I like 4-4-2. Even from what he was saying, he wants us to be positive from the outset, attack the ball and get forward.

“The phrase he used which has maybe been lacking recently was ‘enjoying it’ and I’m sure this will be a positive appointment.

“Coming away from the game we obviously were disappointed and I tell you, it’s a long journey home, but they’re infectious characters.

“We’re going to work together and there’s a lot of hard work yet to go but I’m sure we’ll get it right.

“We’ve been on runs in this league before and now we’re suffering a bad one.

“East Stirling at home on Saturday, we’ve got to go and win that but if we do, by no means are they out of it yet.

“We shouldn’t be where we are but you know what, we are where we are and that’s because we’ve not been good enough.

“I think Dick’s come in at the right time and if we get a positive result on Saturday, things look a little different and we can see where he can take us from there.”