2017/18 Preview – Cowdenbeath

Billy Brown has had the job shunted on to him after the departure of Gary Locke during pre-season. Can the 66-year-old manager to get enough out of his side to see them avioud the drop this season?

With the loss of Jamie Sneddon to Partick Thsitle, the addition of Joe McGovern will provide David McGurn with enough competition to make the goalkeeping position an interesting battle throughout the season.

The defence looks reasonably stable with Shaun Rutherford and Jamie Pyper on either side of Scott Rumsby and David Styme. Fraser Mullen can also help out in the full-back area, as can Harvey Swann, so they should be reasonably enough covered, however, they would prefer to see Swann further up the field.

The midfield at present looks to be a very attacking one with Robbie Buchanan and Kyle Miller in the engine room with Cameron Muirhead giving a more direct approach from out-wide.

Up front, the only real name of note is Josh Morris however Jack Whittaker has came in from Kilmarnock too and he will provide cover. I think the main issue is the lack of depth in the squad which has been recognised by the manager. If he can get in the required personnel and into the right areas of the squad, particularly in the forward areas, then I feel Cowdenbeath have a chance of staying up. At this moment in time, not enough SPFL experience may cost the Blue Brazil their place in the professional game.

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