First Team

Robbie: Result all that matters

24th October 2020

Robbie Neilson always knew his side were in for a tough time at Arbroath which is why he was delighted to come away with all three points last night.

The Jambos dominated possession but the hosts proved to be formidable opposition, until the 70th minute when Craig Wighton lobbed goalkeeper Derek Gaston to break the deadlock and ultimately bag the points.

The manager was happy with the result, which keeps the men in maroon unbeaten in five games, and had special words of praise for the match-winner.

“I thought it would be very hard, this is one of the hardest places to win in Scotland,” he said. “The stats show how many points they take here. I thought we started the game well. They came into it and made it hard for us but it was all about three points.

“People think we’ll come up here and turn them over but they’re a good well organised team, but we had a few chances and took one with a brilliant goal from Wighton.

“I’m delighted with him, he’s come back a different player. He worked really hard over the lockdown but people need to remember he was out with a cruciate injury too. That can take a year or even 18 months after recovery to get you back up to speed again.

“I think we’re starting to see it now with the confidence and belief. He finished brilliantly, I was delighted for him.”