Elgin City defender Keiran Stewart claims he will not be returning to Gayfield with a point to prove in today’s crucial League 2 encounter against former club Arbroath.
Stewart returns to the Angus club for the first time since making the move to City in the summer.
Arbroath are two points behind second-placed Elgin with a game in hand and Stewart says points rather than personal pride are most important to him.
Stewart said: “It will be good to see a few familiar faces. Any player going back to his old club wants to show what he’s all about.
“It adds an extra bit for myself but I’m on good terms with the people at the club.
“I don’t feel I’ve got anything I need to show. I’m just going there as an Elgin player.
“Hopefully, we can come out with a win as it’s a big game. They are a couple of points behind us with a game in hand.
“It’s a big game in terms of not losing it, we are looking to come out with something.”
The 22-year-old, who began his career with St Johnstone, has been pleased with how his move to Borough Briggs has worked out, with City approaching today’s game on the back of three home victories.
He added: “I’ve been delighted with the move. The boys are brilliant.
“We want to be up there challenging for the title. As a player, that’s what you’re wanting, you don’t just want to be sitting mid-table.
“In the last three games we’ve been scoring barrowloads of goals and our away form has been brilliant. Hopefully, we can continue that this weekend and come out with three points.”
Stewart has been pitched in at right back for City’s last three games but, having also been deployed in central defence and central midfield this season, the Melrose-born player has no qualms about having to show his versatility.
He said: “I’ve been enjoying it. Versatility is helpful for the team if it’s needed through other players being injured.
“It’s up to the manager and as long as I’m playing I’m fine with that and the team is doing well just now, too.”