KEEP UP THE CRAZY FORM Kerr keen to end hurt at home as he looks to rein in Raith

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Sports - Mark Pirie

Brian Kerr hopes Al­bion Rovers “crazy” start to the sea­son can con­tinue as they look to stun un­beaten League One lead­ers Raith Rovers.

On the road, Rovers are av­er­ag­ing four goals a game, how­ever at Clifton­hill they have scored just twice in three games — and con­ceded an alarm­ing 11.

With the Kirk­caldy club ar­riv­ing in Coat­bridge af­ter open­ing up an early six-point lead at the top of the ta­ble, Kerr is de­ter­mined to keep them within touch­ing dis­tance.

And he called for his men to get their first home point of the sea­son.

“It’s been a crazy start,” he told the Ad­ver­tiser. “It seems like we are two to­tally dif­fer­ent teams away and at home.

“Away from home the sur­faces have seemed to suit our style of play. The size of the pitches lets us play our game.

“I un­der­stand that our own pitch can be dif­fi­cult to play on, but both sides are playing in the same con­di­tions — so I don’t want to use that as an ex­cuse.

“We have got to look at how we can tweak a few things to change results.

“If we had been told at the start of the sea­son we would be fourth, hav­ing won four games, at this stage we would have seen it as a de­cent start.

“One more point at home and we could have been sec­ond. We need to put it right.”

He con­tin­ued: “It’s been a roller­coaster so far this sea­son but we have to bet­ter at home against the lead­ers.

“As a group, I don’t think the boys should fear any­one. They are a con­fi­dent group and shock peo­ple ev­ery week.”

Kerr also laughed off sug­ges­tions he was in line for the Falkirk job fol­low­ing the de­par­ture of Peter Hous­ton ear­lier this week.

Some book­mak­ers have the Rovers boss amongst the fron­trun­ners af­ter an im­pres­sive start to life in the dugout.

How­ever, he stated it was “news to him” and had heard “noth­ing about it.”

Crazy start But Kerr is hop­ing for a home win

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