Newtongrange boss Alan Miller won’t get carried away

Alan Miller. Photograph: Ian Rutherford
Alan Miller. Photograph: Ian Rutherford
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Newtongrange Star can go top of the Super League with victory away to newly-promoted Fauldhouse United tomorrow, but manager Alan Miller insists it’s too early to talk about league positions.

With league leaders Kelty Hearts involved in the Fife and Lothians Cup, Nitten will leapfrog the Fife side into first place if they get all three points tomorrow.

However, Miller is coy on his team’s title chances despite being unbeaten in the opening seven league games. He said: “We’ve learned our lessons from last season; we led the table for long periods and never won it. It’s not about where you are at this stage.

“The players are motivated enough, I don’t think they need that incentive.

“We talk about continuous improvements from week to week and season to season and if we don’t learn from the mistakes last season we are not improving.”

The New Victoria Park men took a break from league duty last weekend with the first-round of the Scottish Junior Cup and came away from Scone with a 5-0 win.

Miller has a full squad to choose from for tomorrow’s trip to West Lothian.

Elsewhere tomorrow, Musselburgh Athletic could go second with a win away to Armadale, while Bonnyrigg host South Division leaders Haddington Athletic in the Fife and Lothians Cup. Penicuik Athletic travel West to Harthill Royal in the same competition.