Linn: Elgin City win was built on display against Fifers

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Bobby Linn says Arbroath have to fancy their chances against Stirling Albion this Saturday.

The winger believes the Lichties will take a lot of confidence from their 1-0 win at Elgin City last weekend as the side picked up their first league win of the season.

It was Josh Skelly who got the winning goal late in the game and Bobby said he’s thrilled for the young Dundee loanee, who has returned to Gayfield with a real appetite for goals according to fans’ favourite Linn.

Bobby said: “It was a big positive for us to go up there and win. We went 120 minutes in mid-week and the squad is a bit stretched at the minute with injuries, so the manager changed things up and I think that’s his greatest strength. He always talks about the strength of a squad, if he’s got that he can use it.

“He did that on Wednesday and there were certainly positives to take against East Fife. We took those into Saturday and we won the game.

“As a team we’re delighted and myself, I’m delighted for young Josh Skelly to score because he’s come back to us and he’s looking hungry.

“I think the East Fife game, there were a lot of positives to take. We know we can’t keep losing goals like that and we know that. Saturday I think it’s a mental thing, going all the way up there you need to keep your mind right on it. I thought the team did excellently up there and we defended so well all over the park.

“We’ve been short on bodies since day one. It’s been a struggle, but now you look at training and we’ve got a full squad with competition for places.

“We’re at home, every game at home I’m expecting to win and the management and fans will be the same.”