Stenhousemuir aiming to keep run going at Elgin

Stenhousemuir will look to stretch their unbeaten league run to eight matches with their first three-point haul on the road at Elgin on Saturday.

Stenhousemuir will hope to have cause for celebration at Elgin on Saturday
Stenhousemuir will hope to have cause for celebration at Elgin on Saturday

Brown Ferguson's side haven't lost a League 2 encounter since leaders Stirling Albion won Ochilview on the opening day of the season.

But while a seven-game unbeaten run sees them tucked in behind Albion in second spot, they have yet to register an away victory.

Curiously all three of their league away games so far - at Montrose, Clyde and Annan - have ended in 1-1 draws.

However Warriors did break their away day duck with a 1-0 Scottish Cup win at Edinburgh City last weekend.

And while results have been going their way, Warriors boss Brown Ferguson derives as much - if not more - satisfaction from the week-by-week progression his players' performances.

He said: "Results breed confidence but when you take away the results and just look at what the players are doing, I've been pleased throughout the course of the season and seeing the players progress week in week out.

"The players can step out onto the pitch knowing they are on a good run of form but ultimately their performances in terms of what they are doing and how they are applying themselves, the way in which they are trying to play, is progressing.

"As long as they continue to do that then I'm sure we'll continue toi pick up points."

However he isn't expecting anything other than a tough game at Elgin on Saturday.

He said: "Elgin have had a number of really good results. They can score goals and they've also been conceding a few of late so I think it will be quite an open game.

"It's a big pitch up there and at this time of the season it will be in good conditions as well.

"Hopefully we can produce the same type of performances as we have been doing, being solid, being ruthless.

"I was really pleased last week about how the players approached the match. It wasn't a great game - I'm not going to say it was our best performance - but it was very professional in seeing the job through.

"Everything at the moment is just a wee step forward in the right direction."