Penicuik boss vows to maintain attacking-style of football

Penicuik Athletic boss Johnny Harvey has vowed to keep on making the Cuikie supporters happy after their recent goal glut.

Friday, 9th September 2016, 5:30 am
Updated Monday, 12th September 2016, 3:45 pm
Johnny Harvey is enthused about Penicuik's support

Harvey’s men have struck 18 goals, conceding two in their last three matches and he’s hoping their lethal scoring streak continues with matches ahead against pointless Carnoustie Panmure and Fauldhouse United.

However, he isn’t taking the points for granted and insists his side will have to work hard to secure victories against the Super League’s basement teams starting with tomorrow’s trip to Carnoustie.

“Three wins back-to-back gives us confidence going into the Carnoustie and Fauldhouse game,” said Harvey, whose side put nine past Fauldhouse United in the East of Scotland Cup last weekend.

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“They don’t have any points but for me they’ll beat somebody soon. Fingers crossed it’s not against us but I’m not going into these games thinking it’s a nailed on three points. You need to work for everything you get in the Super League.

“We can’t mistake confidence for complacency. We’ve not got the God given right to turn up and beat anybody.

“I’m loving being involved at a club where, no disrespect to Haddington or Edinburgh, I feel as if I’ve got a fan base behind us. That brings its own pressures but I like the fact we’ve got that pressure with demands placed on us. I’m enjoying the challenge to make these people happy.”

Harvey reserved special mention for. Stephen Scott. The 17-year-old striker is on a development loan from League Two Berwick Rangers and stuck four goals in 19 minutes during last week’s win after coming on as a substitute.

Harvey said: “Him and his brother [Kyle] have come in on loan from Berwick and they’ve been excellent. They’ve been really good when they’ve got any game time and show a great attitude on and off the ball. They are local boys so it’s good to have some Penicuik boys in the squad.

“They are really enthusiastic for the game and put everything into it. They played 90 minutes with Berwick on Monday night and then put in a hard training session with us on Tuesday night.

“All four of our strikers are in good form, so I’ve got decision to make in that area.”