Elgin City manager Gavin Price is demanding a squad effort from the Black and Whites when they host Queen’s Park tonight in their second of three League 2 matches this week.
City are on fine form having gone four matches unbeaten ahead of the visit of the Spiders, with Saturday’s 3-0 win at Berwick Rangers their third straight victory.
Price has been encouraged by the impact of his substitutes in recent weeks and he insists their patience will pay off in City’s play-off bid, with the Moray outfit six points adrift of fourth placed Annan Athletic.
Price will be without defender Matthew Cooper with a back injury, while midfielder Brian Cameron is doubtful following a knock in Saturday’s win at Shielfield, and the Elgin boss said: “When injuries take their toll it’s about managing the squad we have got and getting through the games.
“We stress to the players that although it can be frustrating for players who are on the bench, it’s important they make an impact when they come on, and that has definitely been happening, with Chris McLeish coming on and scoring on Saturday, while Kerr Hay got the winner the week before.
“Long may it continue, as it puts good pressure on the players who are starting.”
Despite Elgin’s recent form, Price feels there remains scope for improvement, adding: “We are scoring goals from different areas of the park. There is a good balance in the squad, we are scoring goals in the forward areas.
“We also kept a clean sheet on Saturday, but I feel we could still improve in that area. We are conceding too many chances, which we are not going to get away with in every game, so there is still work to be done.”