Mal­colm hails his play­ers

East Kilbride News - - SPORTS -

East Kil­bride care­taker boss Stu­art Mal­colm in­sists his play­ers de­serve all the credit for go­ing on a 10-game win­ning run.

Satur­day’s 3-0 tri­umph over Cum­ber­nauld Colts was Kilby’s eighth league win on the spin and 10th con­sec­u­tive vic­tory in all com­pe­ti­tions.

Since Mal­colm took over from Brian Kerr in Oc­to­ber, he has steered Kilby to 12 wins in 13 games, with his only loss com­ing in a shock 3-1 de­feat away to Civil Ser­vice Strollers.

But he said: “Ten wins in a row is great and there’s been a few clean sheets along the road as well.

“These things hap­pen be­cause we work hard on it. We work hard de­fen­sively and of­fen­sively, the boys have got a great team spirit and they be­lieve in the way we are try­ing to play foot­ball.

“They are the ones who de­serve the credit. They are the ones that have to go out there and per­form.”

The vic­tory at Broad­wood opened up a six-point gap over ri­vals BSC Glas­gow, who have played a game more, and a nine-point lead over Kelty Hearts af­ter both of the chal­lengers drew their matches with Strollers and East Stir­ling­shire, re­spec­tively.

“There’s a long way to go, ”Mal­colm in­sisted. “In­juries and sus­pen­sions can play a part on all the teams, so we have to try and keep our run of form go­ing.

“I’m de­lighted that we got the re­sult and re­sults else­where have gone for us.

“Hope­fully we can get an­other three points against Gretna this week­end.”

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