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Murray hoping for fan backing

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Airdrie boss Ian Murray says having games between Christmas and New Year is good for the players – and will get supporters out of the house.

But the Diamonds boss admits that with Omicron uncertaint­y surroundin­g Scottish football it might be good to get in as many games as possible.

They host Alloa on Boxing Day, followed by a re-arranged fixture against Queen’s Park on December 29, which was called off due to Covid in the Airdrie camp.

Murray said:“there are some huge games for us now and we go into them.

“The boys have showed again how well they bounce back from disappoint­ment against Montrose.

“We passed the ball really well, our movement was excellent, and our strikers were causing all sorts of bother.

“But we need to keep them going now over the festive period, which is always difficult, recharge them, and try and get these games on.

“We want to get as many games on as we can.

“We’ve had this situation before with

Covid, we don’t know how long this is going to last, or where it’s going to go.

“We want to play football – that’s what we’re here for, and what we train for, to play matches, so we’re not too concerned with where the Queen’s Park game is.

“It’s a good date for the fans to come and watch us. The kids are on holiday, people are looking for stuff to do and to get out the house.

“Hopefully that game is on, and we get a good crowd into the stadium. We want to go into the Queen’s Park game on the back of a win over Alloa on Saturday.”

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