Elgin City manager Gavin Price says the Black and Whites are intent on completing unfinished business in League Two this season.
City’s campaign was cut short due to coronavirus last term at a stage when the Moray outfit were on an impressive run of seven wins from nine matches, which had catapulted them to third in the table.
With a play-off place having been firmly within their grasp, Price hopes the feeling of what could have been can provide his side with added motivation when they start their league campaign away to Stranraer today.
Price said: “We have to look to try and pick up from where we left off last season.
“There is no reason why we can’t do that with the group of players we have got. We all know what we are about, and what we are trying to do.
“We have been quite staunch on that – we are a settled dressing room. They have all got unfinished business, so hopefully we can start well.”
City have made an excellent start to competitive action in their Betfred Cup section, having racked up successive 2-0 wins over league rivals Stirling Albion and League One outfit Montrose in the past seven days.
The Moray outfit will now play a batch of four league games, before they finish their League Cup section with games against Ross County and Arbroath next month.
Although Price is thrilled with his side’s start, he feels there is still room for improvement ahead of the long trip to Stair Park.
Price added: “It’s an excellent start. I don’t have many complaints with the performances at the moment, with the way we have defended and we are still creating chances.
“It’s only a good start but I’ve got faith in the players so hopefully we can carry that on to the league games.
“You can’t argue with the fact we have kept clean sheets and created a lot of chances in both games.
“There have been parts of games I have not been overly happy with. In the first half against Stirling, and the first 20 minutes against Montrose we took a wee while to get going.
“We have got to make sure we keep trying to improve, and look to start games better. At some point that will come back to bite us if we concede the first goal, so we need to come out of the traps against Stranraer.
“I think we are in a good place, but I’ve said all along about the consistency we wanted from last season, as we have kept the bulk of the squad.
“Hopefully we can replicate that form in the league.”
Stranraer are newcomers to the league this season, having suffered relegation from League One last term.
Stevie Farrell’s men have drawn both of their Betfred Cup matches so far, claiming the bonus point against Annan Athletic last weekend before suffering an epic 15-14 shoot-out defeat against Albion Rovers in midweek.
Price, who hopes to have defender Darryl McHardy back in his squad following an ankle injury, says the Galloway outfit will present a fresh challenge for his side.
He added: “In the early part of the season it’s sometimes hard to put a gauge on where clubs are at.
“It’s maybe only the likes of Cowdenbeath and ourselves that have made few changes to their squads.
“It’s going to be a wee bit of a trip into the unknown, but we have certainly had them watched. We know a lot of the players that are there.”