Cowdenbeath Post Match InterviewsAuthor: Stuart Meldrum Date: Sunday, 19th Sep 2010
Highlights from interviews given by Jim McIntyre, Joe Cardle and Jimmy Nicholl after the game against Cowdenbeath at East End Park.
Jim realises what a great result it was, particularly with some of his players struggling to find their form. Cowdenbeath made it very difficult for the home side and the manager credits the opposition for managing to get the goal and work hard at defending. Being top of the league will not change the teams focus going forward, it adds pressure but Jim feels that it is a good pressure far removed from this time last season.
Joe explains that the team had to work hard and be patient for chances given that Cowdenbeath defended staunchly throughout the match having scored early. Having set up the equaliser and scored the winner Joe is delighted at having such a big hand in earning all three points and hopes to push on further in the up coming games. The winger is looking forward to Tuesdays match at Ibrox and its a new experience for him and other young lads having never played there before.
Jimmy is dissapointed at the result having had his side put so much into the match. He is realistic, however, and finds many positives from each game he plays. At the moment his tactics tend to centre around nullifying opposition players but he is honest and admits that once the players have learnt enough and earned enough points he will let them express themselves more in matches. Dealing with the waves of attack from the home side was easier while in the lead as the players got a lift from being one up but once the equaliser was conceeded the heads began to drop and tiredness crept in to the play. Overall, Jimmy is happy with his players being fourth in the table and the manager is learning more and more every week.