NEW boss David Irons says his Stenhousemuir team is continuing to move in the right direction.
A highly pleasing week has seen the
Warriors move further away from the
bottom of the Second Division table,
and although they failed to book their
place in the ?fth round of the Scottish
Cup against Stranraer, they at least
have the consolation of remaining in
The games which Irons had towait for
immediately after assuming control at
Ochilvieware nowcoming at breakneck
speed, with another home game against
Airdrie United this weekend. And
Irons says that's allowing him to get a
measure of the players, and vice versa.
"I am learning all the time," he said.
"And the players are learning
about me and the coaching staff I have
installed. It's a fast learning curve
and the more games we have then the
greater the chance we have to see what
the squad are all about. But I have been
impressed by their application and
their willingness to play."
The new boss says he still needs time
to assess all his options but he was
pleased enough with what he saw at
Dumbarton when Scott Dalziel's injury-
time goal won a vital bottomof the table
clash, and a goalless draw in the cup in
midweek against Stranraer.
"We played the same team in both
games and showed a bit of consistency
there," said Irons. "But that's not to say
that these guys can rest on their laurels
in any way. There is a strong bench
there and Simon Lynch is coming back
"We have a good squad of players and
it's just about trying to get the best out
The draw with Stranraer on Tuesday
leaves theWarriors facing an unwanted
journey to the south-west this coming
midweek for a replay they perhaps
could have done without.
But the manager believes his players
will relish what some might regard as
a punishing programme of two games a