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East Kilbride star Chris Erskine requires successful run in bid to catch Kelty Hearts – NewsEverything Scotland

Chris Erskine has warned his East Kilbride team-mates they need to put a successful run collectively if they’re to get again within the driving seat for the Lowland League title.

Third-place Kilby path leaders Kelty Hearts by seven factors, with a sport in hand, going into 2021 and have to step up performances after cup exits to Spartans and BSC Glasgow within the final month.

Since beating Kelty on their residence patch in November and going high of the desk, Kilby have slipped to 3rd and Erskine has been annoyed with their failure to kick on after a momentous win over the defending champions.

EK host Vale of Leithen on Saturday after which face SIX away journeys in opposition to Cumbernauld, Spartans, Civil Service, Dalbeattie, Gala and Gretna, so Erskine says it’s crucial they get wins on the board.

He mentioned: “Kelty was solely going to be an enormous outcome if we picked up wins straight after it, which we didn’t do.

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East Kilbride beat Kelty, however have not constructed on it

“We’ve put ourselves ready that we don’t need to be in now, drawing with Bo’ness and dropping to Bonnyrigg.

“The great factor for us, trying on the fixtures and never being disrespectful to any of the groups, we’re enjoying groups in direction of the underside of the league.

“We’ve been to a few of the more durable locations away – Kelty, Bonnyrigg and Berwick – so I’m hoping we are able to put a run collectively now, trying on the fixtures we’ve arising.

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Chris Erskine says his facet should put a run collectively

“I feel if we’ve bought any aspirations of successful the league, you’ve bought to be going to those locations and successful, no matter how the circumstances are. With the calibre of gamers we’ve bought, there’s an excellent squad right here and we really feel we ought to be doing higher.”

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Monday night time’s league conflict at residence to BSC fell sufferer to the climate, however on their final league outing EK fired 9 previous Edinburgh Uni with out reply.

And Erskine hopes they discover that sort of scoring kind once more, having been annoyed by earlier low scoring affairs within the league.

He added: “I do know we beat Edinburgh, however in different video games we ought to be scoring extra objectives.

“We’ve created loads of probabilities and never taken them and that’s perhaps been our downfall.

“With the gamers we’ve bought, you discover loads of groups sitting in in opposition to us and attempting to hit us on the break – which is tough for any staff to interrupt down. If we are able to get early objectives, that’s the most important factor we have to goal in these video games.”

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