Ryan McCord thrilled to see Arbroath hitman Steven Doris back scoring goals

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Arbroath playmaker Ryan McCord was delighted that the side managed to get themselves a few goals on Saturday.

The Lichties were 3-1 winners over the University of Stirling in the Scottish Cup with Colin Hamilton, Bobby Linn and Steven Doris getting themselves on the scoresheet.

It’s been a real upturn in results from Arbroath as they’ve finally began to get the wins their displays have warranted, but a ruthlessness in front of goal has continued to evade them.

And McCord believes the biggest positive to come out of the team’s Scottish Cup progress - besides getting through to the next round - is the bag of goals they scored.

He said: “That’s two wins in a row which builds confidence. We didn’t play too well and fair play to Stirling Uni, I thought they were a well organised side who played some good stuff.

“We didn’t really create much but we’ve got three goals and we’ve been struggling for goals which were important to get. We are dangerous from set pieces which you saw. We’re just glad to be into the next round.

“We’ve two tough away games coming up and this quarter is a big one. We want to get plenty of points. We’ve started to click together, getting to know each other because there’s a lot of new faces.

“We all know each other having played each other for years but getting us together in one team, it takes a wee bit of time to click.

“The gaffer’s brand new and it’s a great team atmosphere. I’ve been in plenty of good dressing rooms, I had great dressing rooms at Alloa and that’s why you win things.

“It’s a great feeling about the place and I’m looking forward to the season ahead.”