Darren’s Verdict

Following Rovers’ penalty shoot-out victory at Berwick Rangers, we caught up with Darren Young.


“We are actually really disappointed that we never managed to pick up all three points. I feel we deserved the win especially after our second-half performance and missing the penalty in the last minute of the game.”

“As a whole, we’re improving and getting sharper with every game. It’s great to see the boys creating chances and looking good whilst going forward.

“We have young Paul Archibald away on holiday, we didn’t want to risk Ryan Wallace who has a wee niggle and big Ross Stewart has finally signed, so we still have few options for us to come in and add to the squad.

“Having said that though, Calum Ferguson has been great since he has signed.”

Rovers were so close to taking all three points in the last minute when presented an opportunity from the penalty spot, however, Scott McBride’s spot-kick rattled off the woodwork and away from safety – something Young was initially frustrated at.

“I was obviously disappointed that Scott missed from the spot as I felt we deserved the three points. But we made up for it in the shoot-out. He was unlucky as he hit the inside of the post and it went out. On another day it hits it and goes in.”

“We have always tried to make sure that we have a solid defensive base to work from.
“It’s very positive for us that we have kept two clean sheets and we know we need to improve going forward, but we are very confident with having Wallace, Stewart and Archibald still to come back in that we will have good competition and improve in that department.”

It was also a first appearance for striker Ross Stewart, who signed during the week from Kilwinning Rangers. A signing Young is hugely excited about.

“We’re really pleased to get Ross on board and we think he is someone who will do well for us.

“He needs to get himself stronger but we will work on that and he has looked good in training.

“Ross gives us a different option and will give us a physical presence in attack.”





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