Tranent Juniors boss Max Christie has warned his free-scoring side that it isn’t going to be so easy all season.
The Belters have made a stunning introduction to life in the East of Scotland League, netting 25 goals in their opening three games as they emphatically secured top spot in their Qualifying League Section A.
Tomorrow they host fellow former Junior outfit Craigroyston in the first round of the Alex Jack Cup, before their campaign begins in earnest next Wednesday when their Section B campaign gets under way at home to favourites Bonnyrigg Rose
“We’ve not done anything yet, we’ve scored a couple of goals but it’s a long season,” said Christie.
“We want to be in the top five and we want to go and see if we can compete with Bonnyrigg and Bo’ness – and the other top teams in the league, that’s the remit. It’s a proper league, looking at the other sections they certainly aren’t as competitive as our section.
“There is a great buzz about the place just now. The committee have done great at Tranent – the pitch is fantastic and the surroundings are really tidy, they’ve done a lot of work. We’ve got an ambitious committee and they want us to do well. They have really helped with getting players in to the club; Brian Johnston [former Haddington Athletic manager] has been helping me out with recruitment, he’s been a great addition.”
Elsewhere, Dalkeith Thistle host Leith Athletic, while in-form Newtongrange Star travel to Dunipace.