Calum Elliot sure Edinburgh United will improve

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Calum Elliot is convinced his Edinburgh United side aren’t far away from getting the points on the board to lift themselves off the foot of the Premier League.

The former Hearts striker threw himself straight into management last month without any coaching experience after retiring from the game due to injury in July.

He’s had to get to grips with the job quickly, scouring the free agent market to bring in an entirely new squad to the one he inherited, with 15 players brought in and just two remaining from when he first took over.

The Paties Road outfit have won just one of their opening seven league matches, but ahead of tomorrow’s trip to third-bottom Forfar West End, the 28-year-old believes they’ll soon pick up the points he feels their play in recent games has merited.

“We’ve been extremely unlucky in the last couple of games not to get anything out of them but the performances are starting to get a lot better and the boys are doing what we are asking of them,” said Elliot.

“We lost 3-1 at home to Bathgate last weekend, but for the first 65 minutes the football we played was as good as I’ve seen from anyone this season. Unfortunately we got punished for a couple of errors and conceded three goals in 12 minutes.

“We maybe just need a wee bit of luck, taking our chances, and things to break our way defensively, which hasn’t been happening, but the boys at the club are definitely going in the right direction.

“We’ll go there tomorrow and try to get three points. We’ll set up to attack them, which is what we’ve done in the last couple of games.

“The boys are buying into what we’re trying to do which is playing attacking football and trying to keep the ball. We will get there, I’ve absolutely no doubt.”

Arniston Rangers and Dalkeith Thistle will be looking to return to winning ways after defeats last week when they take on Dundonald and Falkirk respectively. Haddington Athletic host Kennoway Star Hearts.