Stephen Borthwick, the Kingussie assistant manager, has tipped the club to rally after a miserable start as they begin their defence of the Mactavish Cup today, writes Kenneth Stephen.
The holders face Kinlochshiel away from home in what could be a thorny tie for the Badenoch oufit. Kings have won only one match in four so far and are hovering around the relegation spots.
It is a far cry from two decades of dominance and lifting the Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup final for the last two seasons. However, Borthwick believes the confidence boost of a good victory is all that is needed for his side to return to their true form.
“We can’t go from a team good enough to win the Camanachd Cup for two years to relegation candidates, which is what it is looking like at the moment,” Borthwick said. “We feel we are going to turn it round but because we have not been scoring the team are nervy and you can see the loss of confidence.”
One thing which should rally Kingussie is the imminent return Ronald Ross. He has missed the start of the campaign but has returned to training and may make an appearance today in a vital match for both clubs.