Title talk not on agenda for Gus
Boss refuses to get carried away by Spiders’start
Queen’s Park gaffer Gus MacPherson is keeping his feet firmly on the ground — despite his team’s flying start to the season.
“I’ve been in the game too long to get carried away and it’s early days yet — there’s a long way to go,” he said.
“I’m pleased with how we are doing but we’ve only played seven games — we’ll have a better idea when we’ve played 18 games.
He was speaking after the Spiders racked up another fine victory, this time on the road at Stirling Albion.
“It’s always pleasing when we pick up points on our travels,” added MacPherson.
“We knew this would be a tough match because everyone has been tipping Stirling to be up there at the end of the season.”
The Queen’s Park manager admits that, as well as coming away with the points, he was particularly pleased at the manner in which his team won.
“Stirling put us under a lot of pressure — especially in the last 30 minutes and I thought we defended very well during that tough period.” he said.
Queen’s Park are at home to Montrose this Saturday and the manager is expecting another tough fixture.
“I say this every week but it’s true. This is a really challenging division and there are no easy matches,” said Gus.
“We just need to retain our focus and hope we can build on our recent great run of form at home.
The team still have a few injury worries but Chris Duggan will be available again after serving his suspension last week.
“It would be good if we had everyone back fit and we had a full squad to work with but we just need to deal with the situation as it is,” added MacPherson.
Kneesy does it Ralston puts a block in before going on to score the winner Queen’s Park boss Gus McPherson was still missing key men but was boosted by the return of Celtic loanee Tony Ralston for the trip to Stirling.
And with 20 minutes gone the visitors took the lead.
Craig McLeish drilled a free-kick low across goal and John Carter at the back post sidefooted the ball home.
The lead, however, was short-lived.
Within 90 seconds, Steven Doris buried the ball past Willie Muir to tie the scores at 1-1 despite offside claims.
The remainder of the first half failed to live up to that quick goals burst and the teams left
offence, which was well dealt with by the Clyde rearguard, then a shot from distance was pushed on to the bar by John Gibson.
However, Clyde started to come into the match and Higgins got the opening goal when a cross wasn’t fully cleared and the forward did well to plant a volley into the corner of the net.
David Marsh then missed the target from inside the box and Archie Campbell saw his low shot well saved by Kevin Walker.
With 68 minutes on the clock, The Wee Gers got a deserved equaliser as Henderson converted a low cross from close range.
Berwick’s Graeme Beveridge suffered a nasty head knock and was stretchered off near the end.
But neither team looked likely to get a winning goal in a disappointing final stage.
Grounded Gus McPherson