It’s up to the players to turn this around

Bobby Linn is all smiles after putting Arbroath ahead
Bobby Linn is all smiles after putting Arbroath ahead

There will be no shirking of responsibility at Gayfield as the club looks to lift itself away from the wrong end of the table.

That’s according to club talisman Bobby Linn who insists it’s down to he and his team mates to revive the Red Lichties’ fortunes.

The signs are there that a string of positive results isn’t a million miles away for the side.

At the weekend Arbroath led Stirling Albion before being pegged back and eventually overcome and beaten 3-1.

It was a scoreline that leaves Arbroath still sitting in League Two’s second bottom spot with a visit to division leaders Annan Athletic around the corner this weekend.

Linn reckons the game provides the perfect opportunity for the side to show its true worth.

He said: “We are where we are in the league and it’s up to us to get us out of it.

“Things don’t get much tougher at the moment than Annan away but it’s a game that we’re looking to go and win.

“Where we are in the league, there’s no point in us going down there and looking for a point.

“We have good players at the club who are capable of going there and winning.”

The weekend’s defeat was a real sickener for the side who went in at the break a goal up thanks to Linn’s opener.

The scores were levelled but things appeared to swing back in Arbroath’s favour when Binos ‘keeper Chris Smith was sent off for a foul on Linn.

Despite the numerical advantage, they were unable to get their noses in front again and it was the 10 men of Stirling who went on to net twice.

“We were by far the better team in the first half,” said the midfielder.

“We created chances to put the game to bed but didn’t.

“Then we’ve just capitulated and these things can happen at times in football.

“But there are positives we can take from the game.

“We scored a good goal and then for 60-65 minutes played well enough to win the game.

“The league is the same as last season, there’s not really much between any of the teams, so a couple of wins and we’ll be right back in there.

“It’s up to us.”