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Scott Davidson calls on Thurso squad to start making St George's Park a fortress ahead of North Caley League clash with Golspie Sutherland

By Andrew Henderson

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Thurso manager Scott Davidson wants his side to turn St George’s Park into a fortress to improve their fortunes in the North Caledonian League.

With a string of postponements due to inclement weather conditions and road closures, the Vikings have slipped back down to the bottom of the standings.

Davidson has previously spoken of his desire to start picking up points and improve the predicament Thurso find themselves in, and he knows that home form will be key to doing that.

Thurso manager Scott Davidson.
Thurso manager Scott Davidson.

Returning to action against North Caley heavyweights Golspie Sutherland this weekend, it would be a timely start to the project at hand if Thurso can get a positive result.

“It’s one less stress when we don’t have to travel away from home,” Davidson, only recently into the hot seat, explained.

“We’ve got a good run of home games over the next few weeks.

“We’re away next week, then we’ve got a run of three or four home games, and you always want to win those.

“With the exception of Halkirk and Golspie, it’s a fair trek for everyone else up to Thurso, so we have to make it more of a fortress where we can get three points.

“We’ll definitely have to try and be harder to beat, and have a solid structure. We didn’t start the season too well with player availability, but we’ve turned a corner now I believe.

“We’ve got a core group of boys who are there 99 per cent of the time, so we’ll be trying to build on that with two or three guys still to come in from injury.

“I’m just trying to get three points on the board on Saturday, and then build on it from there.”

While usually fancied to be in title contention, Golspie have had a poor start to the season by their own high standards – sitting second bottom and level on points with Thurso.

Davidson, then, is looking at Saturday’s match as an opportunity to pick up what on paper could be seen as an unlikely win, adding: “It’s definitely a chance for us.

“They’ve had an up and down start – like ourselves – but we trained well last night and we’re looking forward to getting a game on Saturday.

“We’ll definitely be looking to get some points on the board.”

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