Bi­nos back in hunt

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out­stand­ing. That’s noth­ing to do with me be­cause I only get about four hours a week to work with the boys so that’s them as pro­fes­sion­als. It shows what they can do when they are re­ally tuned in.

“Per­haps play­ing a re­ally good side has made them more switched on but we’ve got to strive to be that good on a weekly ba­sis.”

He added: “The lads have gone through a hard time this sea­son with a change of man­ager and a bit of dis­rup­tion and they have re­acted well. Hope­fully this is a plat­form; it can’t be a flash in the pan. I’m al­ready think­ing about An­nan which will be a hard game and we have to get our­selves ready for that.

“I’ve said since I came in that it’s all about catch­ing the team in front. We don’t want to look be­hind us and ob­vi­ously there are go­ing to be ups and downs but it’s im­por­tant that the points are tot­ting up on a more con­sis­tent level than they were in the first cou­ple of months, which they have been.”

The Stir­ling man­ager added: “The main thing that pleased me was our game man­age­ment be­cause in a lot of matches we have ended up re­ally open. We got our goal and, although we didn’t sit in as such af­ter that, we killed the tempo and won free-kicks – things that good

teams do.

“The clean sheet is a mas­sive thing for the play­ers be­cause they have seen off a team that are good at set-plays.

“They stood up and when they didn’t win the first ball they were hunt­ing around in packs for the sec­ond ball and that showed their be­lief in each other. That unity is go­ing to be so im­por­tant in ev­ery game we play be­tween now and May.

“Ja­son Marr wasn’t go­ing to be used at all but he wanted to be on the bench and that

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