Stenny aim to keep run going against Pars

Stenhousemuir FC v Stranraer FC; 12/09/2015; Stenhousemuir; Ochilview Park, Gladstone Road ; Falkirk District;Falkirk District; Scotland;''Stenhousemuir's manager Brown Ferguson''Pic by Alan Craig Murray'www.alanmurrayphotography.co.uk'Tel: 0751 1112 3919
Stenhousemuir FC v Stranraer FC; 12/09/2015; Stenhousemuir; Ochilview Park, Gladstone Road ; Falkirk District;Falkirk District; Scotland;''Stenhousemuir's manager Brown Ferguson''Pic by Alan Craig Murray'www.alanmurrayphotography.co.uk'Tel: 0751 1112 3919

Stenhousemuir will be out to maintain their impressive home form when they welcome Dunfermline Athletic to Ochilview on Saturday.

The Fifers were title favourites with the bookies before a ball was kicked and began the campaign with a flurry of goals.

But they were knocked off the top of the table when they lost to Ayr last week and Stenny would actually move above them in the League One standings with a win on Saturday.

However Warriors boss Brown Ferguson says he’s not getting too carried away with league positions at this stage of the season, instead focussing on his side maintaining a good level of performance.

He said: “Dunfermline are a full-time team and have brought in players from a higher division. They operate at a level we can’t compete with and were rightly regarded as the favourites.

“We respect that but our home form has been really good and we’ll be looking to take that into the match.

“We’ve been doing well in terms of setting ourselves up properly and showing aggression, not in terms of kicking people but in the right way by closing the opposition down and putting them under pressure in their own half.

“The result on Saturday put us in a really good position in the league but I’m not getting too caught up in where we are in the table after this game. The main focus is on the performance.”

Stenny’s 100 per cent success rate so far this season has been in stark contrast to their away results.

But Ferguson believes there are mitigating circumstances - their opening three league games were at Peterhead, Forfar and Ayr, arguably three of the most difficult venues to go to.

And he was delighted to see his players bounce back from a 5-2 defeat in their previous match at Ayr to overcome Stranraer on Saturday.

He said: “It was a very good win and we got the reaction from the players that we were looking for after the heavy defeat at Ayr.

“There was quite a strong wind which made the game a bit scrappy but we played with the right drive and determination and there was the right intenstiy in their play.

“I said to them afterwards that if they continued to play like that they will win more points than they lose.

“Obviously the results are important but we focus on the performance and on trying to make sure we produce these types of performances on a regular basis and if we do that we will get the reward we deserve.”