Play-offs for the Lichties says Cook

Stevie Milne heads at goal during Saturday's match.
Stevie Milne heads at goal during Saturday's match.

Alan Cook has proved to be a real find for Lichties’ boss Paul Sheerin since the former Airdrie man joined up at Gayfield in the summer.

He has proved to be a great acquisition, netting five goals in six league games, including a memorable strike at Ibrox.

But the 21-year-old cut a frustrated figure after his side went down 4-3 to Stenhousemuir at home on Saturday.

And despite the patchy early season form, he is backing the Maroons to be where it matters at the end of the campaign.

“We were unlucky. In my opinion it’s a penalty near the end because it’s a foul on myself, but it’s one of those things,” he told the Herald.

“You can see when we play football, we’re a great team. Last week we went to Ibrox and really passed the ball well. Today, again in spells, we passed the ball really well.

“So it’s frustrating that we aren’t getting the results.”

Despite having five goals to his credit, Cook stressed victories are more important. “Scoring goals is great, but if you’re offered 25 goals and you finish second bottom or two goals and finish in the play-offs, you know what you’re taking all day long.”

However, Cook is convinced that the team will turn the corner and the end of season play-offs are a real possibility.

“We have been playing really well in spells for 70 or 80 minutes, but then switch off for a moment and it costs us a goal,” he added. “I am sure when we string a couple of results together we will go on a run and starting next week I am sure we will do that.

“The play-offs in my opinion is definitely on the agenda.”