Naisy: Improvement was there21 August 2022
The Wee Jambos recovered from a shaky opening ten minutes to produce a very disciplined performance against Celtic B, one of their best displays of the season according to Naismith:
“It was a really good performance. I think it’s up there with one of our best ones. Our discipline out of possession and the structure of the team we did a lot of work on during the week.
“This is the first week we’ve been able to have a few training days leading up to a game and I think you could see that.
“I thought we showed really good composure in possession to not just sit in and play for a draw we tried to go and win the game and we probably had the better chances in the game, and I don’t think anyone could argue if we had won it.”
With some B Team regulars being called into the first team squad, The Wee Jambos had a number of under 18s in the squad and Naismith was very impressed with the way we stuck to an intense gameplan.
“It takes a lot for these younger players who think that a good attitude is chasing the ball down and running here and there, but the higher you go the more tactical and technical it gets.
“That was the most pleasing aspect of it. We had so many players who’s positions tweaked slightly, but they all grasped it well and then we’ve got five or six under 18’s playing. That is so valuable for these guys to play 80 or 90 minutes in a game like this.
The men in maroon travel to East Stirling next Friday and Naismith is hoping this performance can kickstart a positive run of results.
“After a really intense period where it’s game after game we have got a wee bit more time to work on things and go over this performance and improve other aspects of the game, so we need to use this now to try and build a level of consistency, because the only thing that is going to get these players into the first team is consistency.”