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Fireworks from Rovers in an explosive display

- Andy Mcgilvray

EDNBURGH CITY .................................. 0 ALBION ROVERS .................................. 4 Albion Rovers boss Brian Reid insists talk of a League Two play-off slot is premature after they produced some fireworks on Bonfire Night to stun Edinburgh City.

A recent run of form saw Rovers up to sixth in the table with a 4-0 thumping of Edinburgh City at Ainslie Park on Friday night, ahead of last night’s (Tuesday’s) clash at eighth-placed Stenhousem­uir.

Reid knows his side are on form, but insists he’s not targeting a play-off slot just yet.

He said: “We’ll take it one game at a time.

“We’re not going to get carried away, we’re just going to get our heads down, keep focusing on the next game, and try and win as many as we can.

“But the club is in a good place at the moment, the players are in a good place, and hopefully we can get some injured players back soon to help our squad.”

Rovers were 3-0 up at the interval on Friday night, courtesy of strikes by Max Wright, Jamie Mcgowan and Callum Wilson, with Corey O’donnell adding a fourth in 62 minutes.

Reid says a win like that had been coming for his side, and reckons they could have scored more at Ainslie Park.

He said: “It was a very good performanc­e and a very good result.

“We played very well from the first minute to the last, and thoroughly deserved the win, so overall I’m very pleased.

“We’ve played well in the last four games and we’ve kept clean sheets as well, which is very good and gives you a chance to win games.

“It was nice to see us create a lot of chances, and punishing them, but we had always said one team was going to get that from us, and it was Edinburgh City.

“No disrespect to them, but we could actually have scored more, and that’s not being cheeky or smart.

“But I’ll certainly take four goals away from home at a tough venue like Edinburgh City.”

After the Stenny clash, which was rearranged due to Rovers’ Scottish Cup replay with Brora last week, Reid’s side will host Stirling Albion.

And he added: “The players deserve great credit, they did everything we asked.

“They worked their socks off, battled away, and with the quality we’ve got as well, everything just clicked into place, but we’ve been building up to this.

“We need to keep the momentum going, take good confidence from it, and hopefully this will help us in the coming weeks.”

 ?? ?? Thrilled Leslie (6) and O’donnell (9) celebrate on a great night for Rovers (Pics: ARFC)
Thrilled Leslie (6) and O’donnell (9) celebrate on a great night for Rovers (Pics: ARFC)
 ?? Boss Brian Reid ?? Night to remember
Boss Brian Reid Night to remember

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