Arbroath star Little: We’ll put a few past someone soon

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Ricky Little believes Arbroath can kick-start their season with a thumping win - as soon as they rediscover the route to goal.

Defender Little was thrilled at the way his side kept a clean sheet at home to Cowdenbeath on Saturday, but left frustrated as his side couldn’t convert their chances to win.

However, while August’s 5-3 thriller at home to Stirling now seems like a distant memory, Little is convinced the goals will soon come flooding in for the Gayfield side.

“The boys are sure that one day soon a team is going to get a right doing from us,” said Little. “We are creating chances from all over the park - not just the strikers - but they aren’t going in for us right now.

“We could have had the game against Cowdenbeath won at half-time but we hit the post and had a couple of near misses instead.

“But a big win would help us turn the corner.

“We’d even take a 1-0 or a 2-0, just something to get us back on the board.”

Arbroath are now 11 points adrift of flawless Forfar, who have won all seven of their opening league games.

However, with memories of Arbroath’s post-Christmas crash of 2014 still embedded in his memory, Little believes Forfar can still be caught.

Arbroath looked at one point that year to be running away with the League Two title with an eight-point cushion on December 27th.

However a barren run of three months without a win in 2015 saw them slide down the table.

Little added: “I’ve seen first hand how a lead at this stage doesn’t guarantee you will win the league.

“Forfar are doing brilliantly and they may keep it going but things can turn quickly in this game - very quickly.

“Everyone thought we were going to win the league a few years ago but then we couldn’t win a game in the New Year.

“All it takes is for a few slip-ups from the leader and another team to go on a winning run and the league can turn around.

“We’re a new team and have definitely strengthened from last year and there’s no reason why we can’t begin to put together a few victories.”

This weekend the Lichties will face Edinburgh City away from home, with a win at the top of their wishlist.