Tommy Coyne wants Linlithgow Rose to cut to the chase

Tommy Coyne. Picture: Alan Rennie
Tommy Coyne. Picture: Alan Rennie
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Linlithgow Rose striker Tommy Coyne believes two victories from their next two Super League matches would put them in a good position to challenge for the league title.

Rose recorded their fourth league win away from home this season last weekend with a 4-1 victory away to Camelon, but it is at their Prestonfield ground where they have found it tough.

Linlithgow have just three wins out of a possible seven from their home league matches so far this season. Tomorrow they host Sauchie, before taking on Lochee on their home park the following week, and Coyne is hoping they can come away with maximum points from both matches.

He said: “Sauchie are on a good run at the moment and they are not a bad side. We’ve got to give them all the respect that they are due, but it’s definitely a good chance to get ourselves right back into the chase. If we were to win the next two games it would put us in a very good position.

“We’ve won every game away from home in the league, but at home we’ve struggled a bit. Teams come and sit in and we have to break them down. It’s up to us to try and break them down – we always go out to attack. Our home form hasn’t been good enough up to now and it’s got to change sometime and hopefully that will be tomorrow.”

Coyne, who recorded a double in Saturday’s win to take his tally in the league to 15 for the season so far, revealed that manager Danny Smith had stressed to his players from the start of the campaign that home form is paramount to where they finish in the league table.

“He’s said how important winning our home games is from the first day of the season – if you want to win leagues, you need to win your home games. You should be looking to win all your home games at a club like Linlithgow.”

Elsewhere in the Super League tomorrow, league leaders Kelty Hearts will be looking to keep the gap to three points at the top of the table when they host Carnoustie Panmure at Central Park, while Bo’ness United host Camelon at Newtown Park.