Boss aims for two in a row

Arbroath manager Paul Sheerin in action on Saturday as he tries to win the ball from Nicky Law. Pic: Willie Vass.
Arbroath manager Paul Sheerin in action on Saturday as he tries to win the ball from Nicky Law. Pic: Willie Vass.

With a run of two home games in two weekends coming up for Arbroath, boss Paul Sheerin is calling for some consistency.

The Lichties are yet to put together two wins in a row so far this season and have had a mixed start to the campaign.

Tomorrow (Saturday) they welcome third place Stenhousemuir to Gayfield before looking forward to a home derby against Forfar Athletic the week after.

And with home advantage, the manager is hoping for a string of good results.

He told HeraldSport: “I’ve always gone on record and said if we win our home games and try and pick up points away we will do well and nothing changes with Stenhousemuir then Forfar coming up.

“With two home games, hopefully we can go on a run of results as we have yet to win two in a row so far so that’s the aim for us.

“The league is so tight so put a run of two or three wins together and you can get yourself up there.”

Tomorrow’s opponents Stenhousemuir dumped the Lichties out of the Challenge Cup at the beginning of the campaign on penalties.

And the boss added: “It was a great 4-4 against them and they have been going really well.

“But we want the home win so we can get a run going.”

Mr Sheerin will make a late decision on Alex Keddie, who is still struggling with a back injury, and Ricky Little remains a long term lay-off.

And after Saturday’s 5-1 defeat against Rangers at Ibrox, the manager says it’s important to be mentally prepared for tomorrow.

He explained: “For some strange reason quite a few teams have gone to Ibrox or played Rangers and then struggled to pick up any points the week after when the normality of the league kicks back in.

“So it’s just as much about being prepared mentally.

“With Keddie it looks like his back condition is something we will have to manage rather than go away completely as rest didn’t really work.”