Elgin City cannot rest on their laurels against Cowdenbeath, warns Gavin Price

Sutherland had 11 goals in 20 games for Elgin City this season.
Sutherland had 11 goals in 20 games for Elgin City this season.

Elgin City manager Gavin Price has warned his players not to relax on their fine start to the League 2 campaign when they host Cowdenbeath today.

The Black and Whites are unbeaten with seven points from their opening three games, but face a Blue Brazil side also high in confidence after last weekend’s 4-0 victory over Berwick Rangers.

Although Price has been encouraged by his side’s performance so far, he insists his players cannot afford to rest on their laurels.

He said: “We’ve had two away fixtures and one difficult home fixture against an Edinburgh City team that I think will be up there.

“It has not been an easy start, but we are delighted to have some points from these fixtures. We are in a good place with two home fixtures coming up, which gives us the chance to keep that momentum going.

“It’s important we don’t relax on what we have done, we keep pushing. We are quite intent on taking that message across to the players. Every point is important, we don’t want to get to March or April and have regrets about games we could have picked up this or that.

“We’ve just got to be ruthless enough to try and do that.”

Price says the arrival of Ross County attacker Greg Morrison on loan could ease the burden on Shane Sutherland, who has been playing through the pain barrier in recent weeks.

Price added: “Shane has been struggling for the last couple of injuries with a toe injury that’s having an effect on him during games and in training. Bringing in Greg gives us the luxury of being able to cover that if we need to give Shane the chance to recover, even though he wants to play. We will weigh that one up.

“It’s all becoming a bit better now though. There’s only really Stephen Bronsky (ankle) that’s out long-term.”

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