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Lisle sees improvement under Lawson and Anderson

By Sean McAngus

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Since arriving at Formartine United in the summer,striker Scott Lisle has seen improvement in his game whilst playing under manager Paul Lawson and assistant Russell Anderson.

The 21-year-old who joined from Strathspey Thistle believes that playing with the likes of Stuart Anderson and Craig McKeown who have played at a higher level has brought him on as a player.

He said: “They have more experience and they talk me through the game more at United.

“We have Craig McKeown and Stuart Anderson always talking me through the game and helping me a lot,I’m still improving now.

“I think at Strathspey I used to have my head down when I got into the final third and just smash it.

“I now try and vary it.

“I try to get my head up and look for passes more as there are more boys in the box now.

“At Strathspey maybe I was by myself and through one and one had to beat a few players now there is more options in the box.

“They (Paul Lawson and Russell Anderson) obviously have had really good careers.

“Russell speaks to me before the game and says a few things to encourage me and he is really knowledgeable.

“It is important you listen to him (Russell Anderson).

“It is good when your standing in dressing room and they are there.”

He reckons that United need to start games better if they are going to land any silverware this season.

He added: “I’ve done alright in most games.

“In the Buckie Thistle and Fraserburgh games in the league as well as the Aberdeenshire Cup game we haven’t turned up properly.

“We want to show people we can compete with teams like Brora and we know we can but results haven’t gone our way.

“Probably just the way we started those games and going 1-0 down in the cup final and failing to get an equaliser, it is maybe just about starting games more positively then maybe we will get a result.”

Lisle is looking forward to facing his former club Strathspey Thistle tomorrow who have improved over the last few years.

The club is known for giving players a platform to prove themselves.

He said: “I’m excited and look forward to seeing familiar faces.

“Maybe when I was playing against Brora for Strathspey I kind wanted to prove a point but I don’t think I have anything to prove to Strathspey.

“This is a normal game so there is no real pressure on me.

“Strathspey have brought in boys from other teams that weren’t getting a chance like Stephen Rennie from Rothes and Jamie Fraser.

“Also me and Cameron Lisle were at Brora and didn’t really get game time there.

“They are taking in boys with something to prove and hungry to kick on and get a move to a bigger team.

“They have improved and it was great last year that they finished the highest position ever they have had.”

He is hungry for success at North Lodge Park after falling short in the Aberdeenshire Cup final against Fraserburgh.

Lisle said: “I want to win trophies here and would like to win the league.

“This year the title race is really open and anyone can win it.

“I think we have a few games in hand and win them we will be right back up there."

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