Craig Meikle seeks more from his Penicuik debutants

Craig Meikle, left, says his players were 'hungry' for the first time this season when they beat Armadale 5-4. Picture: Toby Williams
Craig Meikle, left, says his players were 'hungry' for the first time this season when they beat Armadale 5-4. Picture: Toby Williams
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‘We can still perform better’ is the message from Penicuik Athletic player-manager Craig Meikle as his side continues to flourish in their first-ever season in the Super League.

Last year’s Premier League champions are coping well in the top flight – sitting in seventh place and just three points behind fifth-placed Musselburgh Athletic as they travel to Fife to take on Hill of Beath tomorrow afternoon.

Although many would say Penicuik have been performing above expectations considering last season’s promotion, Meikle believes there is still more to come from his squad.

“Last weekend was actually one of our better performances,” said Meikle on their 5-4 win over Armadale Thistle.

“The boys were hungry on Saturday and it’s the first time I really think they’ve been properly hungry this season.

“Although we have been picking up results, our performances haven’t been good all season and I think they can still get better.”

Meikle had to cope with a small squad at the start of the season after a disastrous pre-season, with Penicuik unable to fill their bench and players away on holiday. However, things are now beginning to look up.

He said: “Looking at my squad just now I’m pretty excited that I’ve got a lot of the boys back and we have some really good competition for places now.”

Elsewhere in the Super League tomorrow, second-placed Newtongrange Star host Musselburgh, Bonnyrigg look to maintain their recent form at home to Armadale Thistle and champions Bo’ness United will be looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat at home to Hill of Beath.