Cliftonhill hero Scott Chaplain admits Albion Rovers will need a miraculous run of form if they are to avoid finishing bottom of League Two. Cliftonhill hero Scott Chaplain admits Albion Rovers will need a miraculous run of form if they are to avoid finishing bottom of League Two. The former midfielder, who had three stints in Coatbridge, believes it could be an impossible task for the relegation-threatened side to avoid a play-off to stay in the SPFL.The 35-year-old stated that they will need to go on an unbelievable run to catch Berwick Rangers.“It’s not been a great season by any stretch,” he told the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser. “They have had to change their manager and make a lot of changes to the squad.“I’ve seen them a couple of times at the start of the season, but I’ve been told the performances have been improving recently. “It’s a tough situation for Rovers now, really tough. It can seem like there is a lot to do when you are at a low point, and can’t get a win. “You need a win - or a draw - to get things going again. Once that comes they will be able to build on the back of that.“In all honesty they need to go on a good run Kevin and the guys are going to get out of this.“For a club like Rovers you need to avoid relegation at all costs. It’s clear to me now that it’s a two horse race to see who will finish bottom between them and Berwick. “They just need to hope they can put some points on the board and Berwick don’t get a win anywhere.”
Post by tommysermanni on Feb 13, 2019 13:34:22 GMT
One of the greatest players I have ever seen at Rovers but he's wrong about it being a 2 horse race.
Berwick have the points in the bag, we don't score goals never mind win football matches.
He is right about one thing. One more win for Berwick and even Prof will have his tambourine on Ebay and Peter will be mumbling "We will thrash someone very soon" ! as he gently cries himself to sleep at night
C'mon chaps...here's five reasons to be a bit less pessimistic...
1. There are still thirteen fixtures to be played. 2. Rovers are just seven points behind the second bottom club - and the two teams will play two more matches against each other. 3. At the time of writing both Rovers and Berwick have a goal difference of -38. 4. Rovers have scored one more goal at home than the Borderers 5. Rovers have conceded ten goals less than Berwick away from home.
"Straws" and "clutching" may spring to mind...but that's often been the way with the Rovers. Chins up, lads!