New Bonnyrigg Rose manager Robbie Horn hopes his players can take their free-scoring pre-season form into competitive matches when they kick-off their campaign with a trip to newly-promoted St Andrews tomorrow.
The former Berwick Rangers assistant took over at New Dundas Park when former boss David McGlynn quit the club for Linlithgow Rose in June and they’ve taken to their new head coach quickly with an unbeaten pre-season under their belt.
Horn’s side have racked up five wins out of five, scoring 28 goals whilst conceding just two, and the former Hearts player hopes they can continue their hot-streak in front of goal when they get their season underway.
What has been particularly pleasing for Horn is that his three new strikers – Fraser McLaren, Willie McInosh and Kieran McGachie, have all hit the ground running ahead of the new season.
“Fraser has scored six or seven and Wayne has scored three and he’s only played one game. Big McGachie has scored a couple of goals as well, so we’re looking really good going forward and we’ve been fairly solid at the back as well. The guys should be full of confidence and belief in themselves.
“Some of the games have been tough tests but we’ve come out of it. We’ve played some good stuff and the boys have bought into the way that I want to play as well. They are a good bunch of boys and there are no egos about them.
“It’s just pre-season and we’ll see how we get on on tomorrow.
“We’ve got a hard start to the season with St Andrews, Newtongrange, Linlithgow, Penicuik and Kelty, so we’ll find out where we are after that.
Horn insists he came to the club to win silverware and his aim is to end the campaign with at least one trophy, he added: “I said to the players that I came to the club to win things and to be competitive in everything that we are entered in and our aim to go and win something.
“I didn’t come just to make up the numbers and finish mid-table in the Super League, I want us to be competitive and to challenge the likes of Kelty, Bo’ness, Newtongrange and Linlithgow.”