Maud boss Robbie: Cup win can kickstart our season
MAUD manager Robbie Wildgoose admits his team are stepping into the unknown – but is relishing the chance to get stuck into the Scottish Junior Cup.
East Superleague side Kirriemuir Thistle are the visitors to Pleasure Park this weekend after the original date was rained off.
Wildgoose says the postponement was probably a blessing with a close-to-full squad to choose from this time around and threw down the gauntlet for his players to take the game to the Angus side.
He commented: “It’s probably worked in our favour slightly, we’ve a couple of boys back from injury and had a good training session on Saturday instead.
“It’s a team we’ve never played and we probably won’t play them again, so it gives you something new to look forward to.
“We’ve tried to reach out to other teams and get some information (on Kirriemuir), but it is hard at this level to get accurate findings of other teams.
“Teams change about with players being away working or injured so it is hard to get a good standing.
“It's good to try and find out things about other teams and see if it can help us a bit, but it's more about us on Saturday.
“It's been a couple of weeks since we've had a win under our belts so we're looking to do it for ourselves and let them worry about us.
“We’ll set ourselves up to win, we are at home and that’s how we’ll look to go.”
Maud find themselves near the bottom of the Superleague after a difficult start.
But after a summer of transition which saw over 20 new faces rock up to the village club, the gaffer says it is only a matter of time until results start falling into place with four successive home games to come this month.
He continued: “It was a massive turnover. It was tough but the committee have been brilliant with me, the new coaches we’ve taken in have been working really hard and we are in a good place.
“Some of the scores – although they were defeats – the performances haven’t deserved it.
“We pushed both Montrose and Banks O’Dee away from home and did really well. Just sometimes that bit of cohesion and click is needed but I think that will come in time.
“We’ve taken in some young boys but also some good experience, the likes of Kevin Park (ex-Buchanhaven Hearts player-manager) has come into the team and made a difference already.
“Once we get one win we’ll get a few – all it will need is one rub of the green that will kick us on.”