Forfar Athletic boss Gary Bollan wants one win to boost confidence

Photo by Chris Coutts.
Photo by Chris Coutts.

Gary Bollan says he knows what the squad needs in the way of reinforcements following Saturday’s tough 1-0 loss to Stenhousemuir.

Striker Andy Ryan made his debut following his release from Hamilton Accies but Michael Travis was taken off with injury.

Bollan revealed he’s aware what he has to had to his playing pool to help the players end a winless run of 14 games.

But he also said that confidence is severely lacking in the dressing room, and just one victory will bring it back in floods.

He said: “We had enough possession to go and win the game, I felt at times in the final third we lacked that little bit of creativity.

“If you look at the goal we conceded, it was a string of errors leading up to the main error; last line of defence there was a mistake there and if you spin it back, there were a few mistakes before that.

“The ball comes out just in front of the dugouts, they cause a problem and get a free kick and the goal is definitely avoidable.

“You’ve got to create your own luck and at the minute, we’re not creating any luck but once we get those three points it’ll breed confidence.

“The players in that dressing room are good enough but there’s a lack of confidence at the minute and it’s keeping us from winning games. I said in the dressing room, whether you win pretty or win ugly, it doesn’t matter at the moment, we need those three points and we need them very soon.

“Andy can add something, he’s got a bit of pace and an eye for goal, he’ll put himself about and cause the opposition problems. At the moment we need a bit more quality like that.

“I’ve been here four weeks now so I think we’ve got a fair idea of what needs to be added. We need to assess Michael and see what the injury is; at the moment it looks like he could be out for a lengthy time. It’s a blow but it’s an opportunity for someone else to come in.”