Campbell thrilled with six points

GOOD GAME: Omar Kader in action against Stranraer on Saturday.'Christopher Coutts Photography
GOOD GAME: Omar Kader in action against Stranraer on Saturday.'Christopher Coutts Photography

AFTER a run of disappointing results Forfar Athletic have rejoined the top four after back to back wins, writes Sarah McLean.

Last Tuesday the Loons recorded a 4-1 win over Albion Rovers before taking three points and a 3-1 win over Stranraer on Saturday.

And as they go into this Saturday’s derby against Brechin City hopes are high that they will continue this run.

Loons boss Dick Campbell said: “We took six points this week and got back into the play-off spots so now we just need to stabilise and confirm our status.

“Now we need to kick on and keep getting the results.

“Our target at the start of the season was to get into the play offs and we are on track.”

The manager feels that the team is more than capable of taking away three points from Glebe Park on Saturday.

Brechin City have had a change in fortunes this season with new manager Ray McKinnon providing the boost they needed to get into the top three.

Campbell said: “Raymond has done a magnificent job at Brechin and they have been doing well.

“But, as they say, it’s not over until the fat lady sings.

“We want to go to Brechin on Saturday and take the three points, that has been another target of ours for this season.”

Campbell is also looking to address the abysmal disciplinary record the club has had so far this season.

With the Loons having the worst disciplinary record in the league matters were made worse with two players sent off last week.

Danny Denholm saw red on Tuesday night (after a second yellow) while Michael Bolochoweckyj had a late sending off for a foul against Michael Moore on Saturday.

Campbell said: “It is so frustrating. I didn’t think either of them were red cards. But this is something that I am going to have to address soon.

“With Bolochoweckyj on Saturday there was talk that the lad from Stranraer dived.

“Stringent rules will be put in place, it’s too easy to get sent off these days but that’s no excuse. They shouldn’t put themselves in that situation.”

Bolochoweckyj will miss the derby as he serves the first game of a two match ban. However, Dany Denholm returns after his one match ban.

Meanwhile, Odmar Faeroe and Dale Hilson should be fit and available for selection.

And Derek Soutar is possibly going for a scan on his shoulder injury this week.