We were delighted to progress in the Irn Bru Cup last weekend while also resting a few who were carrying niggling injuries. The best part was ending the game with four Academy players on the pitch, with three making their debuts. It gives real encouragement to those working in our youth system.
Winning games is a great habit to get into so that sets us up nicely for today. Ayr have had a fantastic start to the season and Ian McCall has done a great job with Ayr finding themselves top of the table with one game left in the first quarter of the season. But it's our aim to be top of the league going into the next quarter.
We have been making Dingwall a really difficult place to come this season - having gone seven games unbeaten here - and if anyone wants to leave here with anything they will have to put in their very best performance.
Being the home team that's what we will be doing. We want to go and win the game and combat anything that Ayr throw at us.
Enjoy the game.
Steven & Stuart
I’d like to extend a personal welcome to Ayr United Football Club directors, management, players and supporters. It should be a brilliant game with both teams on fantastic form.
It was good to see the team win last weekend to set up an Irn Bru Cup quarter final tie with Motherwell FC Colts. Steven and Stuart have made no secret about wanting to win a trophy that the club has enjoyed previous success in and we are one step nearer to that goal.
I have to say that it was really pleasing to see four Academy products finish the game for us last weekend. James Wallace, Ross MacIver and Tom Kelly were making their debuts too so it was a proud day for them and their families. It was also a proud occasion for the many youth coaches that have helped develop the boys.
That news rounded off a brilliant week for the club that had seen Ross Munro called up to the Scotland U21 squad and the the Reserves win the North of Scotland Cup with ten academy players featuring.
Enjoy the game