Football: Sutherland urges caution as City charge up the table

Elgin City striker Shane Sutherland is urging supporters not to get “carried away” at the team’s recent hot streak.

Sutherland insists that work a great deal of work needs to be done yet and is wary that the Black and Whites could go back down the bottom as quickly as they’ve climbed.

Sutherland’s comments came on the back of a fine 2-0 home win over title-chasing Albion Rovers on Saturday.

The striker came off the bench to get on the score sheet – and now insists his main target is a regular starting slot. He said: “I’m not really happy at being the ‘super sub’ but today I’ll take it.

“A goal off the bench is always a good thing but I’d like to play from the start but the boys have been excellent. We’ve gone the last five games unbeaten so I can’t really complain but hopefully next week I’ll get a start.”

The former Inverness striker said he felt good to be back playing in Elgin: “It was definitely good to be back. It’s not nice being away every week, even though we’ve enjoyed it of late, as we haven’t been beaten. That is ten points out of a possible twelve and it was good to put on a performance for the fans and give them a win.”

After praising the changes new manager Jim Weir has brought to the squad Sutherland posted his words of caution: “We need to take each game as it comes. There would be no point in getting carried away, we’re only sixth placed at the moment and we know that if we go back to the form we showed at the start of the season, we could go right back down the bottom of the table.

“It’s important that we take each game as it comes and not get too carried away. It’s a great result against a team who are up the top of the table on merit, so we’ll take a lot of good from it but next week’s a different game and we’ll concentrate on that.”

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