Elgin City defender Stephen Bronsky feels the Black and Whites’ rearguard is helping to take the heat off Moray side’s attackers.
Bronsky has been an ever present in a City side which has enjoyed a fine start to the season, with only two goals conceded in their opening four League 2 matches.
Gavin Price’s men shipped 67 goals last term and Bronsky feels City’s defensive improvement, allied with a front pairing of Shane Sutherland and Kane Hester which has already netted 15 goals between them in all competitions, is an exciting combination.
City take on Edinburgh City at Borough Briggs today, and Bronsky said: “It gives us a lot of confidence at the back as we know if we can keep the ball out, nine times out of 10 one of those two are going to find the back of the net.
“It’s encouraging knowing we are not having to play for a set-piece or moment of magic. It will just come naturally to those two, as they have shown in the games leading up to this.
“It’s only the last couple of games we have struggled to put the ball in the net, but I think we will come good.
“It’s better defensively from my point of view. Last year I think it was a case of trying to outscore other teams rather than nick a 1-0 or 2-0 win.
“Defensively, from my point of view, I think we are doing well.
“We are limiting teams to very few chances so I think we can nick those games, by limiting the other team to very little chances.”
Bronsky has been reunited with former St Mirren defender Andy McDonald, who previously played 16 games during a loan stint from the Buddies in the 2017-18 season.
Bronsky feels the pair have picked up from where they left off, with the 25-year-old adding: “I feel we have hit the ground running. I have had a relationship with Andy in the past at Elgin as well and kept in touch with him – he did well when he came in.
“It’s good to have a centre half partnership with him. He likes to play the ball more as he’s a more technical player.
“He will try and pick the ball up and find passes, while I will most of the dirty side – I’ll cover him and win headers.
“I think it’s a good partnership we’ve got at the moment.”
Bronsky is wary of today’s opponents, who have won their last three league matches on the trot, and he added: “It has either been very tight or they have run away with it. I don’t think we have ever got to the point where we are going in there comfortable against them.
“We know it’s going to be a tough game, but we are confident with our start. We feel we’ve got a good chance to get three points, and if we are going to challenge for this league that’s a must.”