Hard work starts now for Stenhousemuir

Corrigan is looking to build on a great start to the season
Corrigan is looking to build on a great start to the season
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Warriors boss Martyn Corrigan has enjoyed a perfect start to his managerial career with two wins from two games but insists that the hard work starts this weekend.

Stenhousemuir are now safely in the second round of both the Ramsdens and Communities League cups after dispatching Stranraer and Brechin City.

Now Corrigan’s side must turn their attentions to league duty, and a tricky opening day clash away to Ayr United.

The Honest Men were relegated last season and have lost several key players, but they are still rated as one of favourites to lift the Second Division title.

But the new Stenny boss says that his players’ appetite for hard work means he can be confident of getting the victories he demands.

“We have signed a lot of good footballers, but what excited me is that they are all prepared to work hard to improve themselves,” he told Heraldsport.

“We do that at training nights and the point is proven by performances like the one on Saturday.”

Asked if the two victories in his first brace of games as a manager had helped ease him in, the boss replied, “I have not been at all concerned because I have every faith in the great bunch of lads we have here and, again, Saturday’s display proved that is not misplaced.

“We had a couple of key players out today. Eric Paton needs and operation and will be out for a couple of months and Scot Buist was serving a suspension. We were able to bring in quality though, and also put on young Ross Brash for his debut, which he will have enjoyed.

“It has been a good start to the season, of course, but it’s now down to Ayr at the week-end to start the league campaign and we are looking forward to it.”