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So we’re off to the coast again for the Breedon Highland League match against Lossiemouth FC and a visit to our friends at Grant Park.

Lossie have had a great week with a couple of wins in their past two games – a cup game last Wednesday and last Saturday’s home win against Wick Academy  – strangely we play both teams this week – we host Wick Academy FC in Grantown on Saturday. We are all very close in our current league position so hopefully both games will be closely contested and exciting to watch.

Player wise we have lost two of our summer signings to injury. Ben Cullen sustained a horrific head knock a couple of weeks ago and last Saturday it looked bad for defender James “Fellaini” Fraser with a recurrence of what seemed an Achilles injury so both may not feature for a while.
However, Club captain James McShane should be back in the blue shirt in the next week or so, but having not played for a few weeks he will probably need some time to get up to speed.

The journey to Lossiemouth has been brutal.  So far in the league we have played five league games – drew one and lost four – and four of the clubs we have played currently sit in the top six – as they were last season – we’ve scored three goals and conceded twenty-nine, and sit bottom of the league on goal difference.
Not pleasant reading Jags fans but considering our pre-season we are now probably at the stage we should have been at four weeks ago but unfortunately the Highland League fixture-fixer gave us a really, really tough start… we are where we are.

I, and many other fitba’ fans understand the league consists of three leagues – six top clubs, a middle six and a bottom six. 

So, we are all fighting our in own little leagues and, with all due respect to the other clubs, we all know what league we are in, although we are all striving to get better – that’s why this post is titled about believing  – it is hard as a player, spectator or committee member being on the wrong side of some heavy defeats, but in my opinion I believe we have a real good bunch of players and that hopefully things will get better and that we can put a few hard fought points on the board so that we can go home on a Wednesday or Saturday night a wee bit happier!

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