WHILE delighted with the three points from Saturday’s game with Albion Rovers, Cowdenbeath boss Gary Bollan was a little disappointed with the quality of his team’s play in the win.

Certainly both sides went hard at it, but there were not a lot of good chances for the Blues and he knows that they will have to play better when second top of Ladbrokes League 2, Edinburgh City, come to Central Park on Saturday.

Cowden’s fifth successive win sees them on 18 points from their eight matches so far, one behind City and four behind leaders Cove Rangers.

So a win for the Blue Brazil against City would take them into second top spot and perhaps close the gap on Cove.

However, Mr Bollan was delighted at the way the first eight matches have yielded 18 points: “The result was just what we wanted but the performance was not as good as in the past few weeks.

“Albion Rovers are an aggressive side who fight really hard for every ball and while we were not at our best we did create several chances in the second period and might have had a second penalty with another hand ball incident.”

Looking at the start of the campaign, which sees his team sit nine points clear in third spot, the manager added: “We are a little ahead of what I had targeted at this stage which is very good indeed, but we will have a look at certain aspects of the game and seek to improve things for the visit of Edinburgh City.

“They are a very good team, but we have won our first four home games and we will be going out for a fifth against City.

“We had some very close matches with them last season and they have started very well, so it should be a really good game for the fans of both sides.

“We defended very well on Saturday against Albion Rovers and we will have be as solid again this weekend for they have some dangerous attackers, but then so do we so it should be quite a game.”

Cowden recalled local lad, Connor Smith (pictured above), for the Rovers game and he won the sponsors’ man of the match award and was delighted to be back involved with the team, after missing the Queen’s Park match while on duty for the Scotland Under 18s.

He said: “It was nice to be playing for the Scotland 18s and I did not think I would get the call today after missing the Queen’s game, but the manager asked me to play and I was really pleased to be back in the team.

“I am really enjoying getting the chance to play league football every Saturday and already I have learned so much from playing in really tough games like that one today.

“I was a fan when younger and to get the chance to play for Cowden is brilliant and my family and friends are enjoying seeing me get my opportunity with the club.”

There were no injuries reported from Saturday so there is unlikely to be any changes for the City match.