SPFL 2: Russell keen to wrap up at home with Xmas gift to fans

Posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2023

Oh, come all ye faithful is the war cry of Cammy Russell as he looks to make it the most wonderful time of the year and deliver the Fairytale of Ainslie Park for Spartans supporters in a potential Christmas cracker against Stranraer.

The playmaker, who added to Blair Henderson’s hat-trick last weekend in the 0-4 win at Elgin City, is delighted to get back to winning ways and, just like Santa, deliver for the Spartans fans this Christmas weekend.  

“I recall just before the Scottish Cup game against Arbroath noting that after a couple of tight defeats that we were keen to get back into the bread and butter of league action again.  We ‘won ugly’ against Forfar last time here to get back to winning ways and credit to the boys for the positive performance last week up in Elgin to get us back on track.

“We’re looking forward to being back at home for the last time in what’s been an incredible year for the Club and we hope to give the fans some Christmas cheer.”

Last week saw Spartans come out of the Borough Briggs traps with gusto in the gusty conditions, scoring twice in the opening six minutes. Could it be deja vu all over again come 3pm?

“Whilst we arguably had the conditions first half last week, it’s a mentality thing as well.  If that’s something we can instil every week that we just go for it straight from the off then that could be a really good thing for the team as well, but there’s always plenty to learn and work on this season, that’s for sure.”

It’s still an incredibly tight league and if you look back at the opening round of fixtures, everybody was beating everybody and there were draws all over the place.  That gap was really small however in the next round of fixtures, you’re starting to see wee gaps developing here and there.  I’m sure it’ll look even more different when we come to the final round of fixtures in March too.”

Last time out saw an enthralling encounter at Stair Park. The lead change hands no fewer than three times with Blair Henderson’s strike proving to be the winner in a seven-goal humdinger. 

Kick-off is 3pm, so why not get along and whether there’s a festive feast of goals or the goalie concedes brussels sprout, love your football more locally!

Next Fixture

Date: 29/06/24
Opponent: Livingston FC
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: Pre-Season Friendly
Kick off: 3.00pm

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