2017/18 Preview – Elgin

cult BetFred Cup campaign has left questions of Elgin’s credentials this tern. This is how I see City fairing.

With the permanent addition of Trever Dear, it will add competition to the goalkeeping position with ex-Partick keeper Marc Waters while the defence has seen some changes also. With Darryl McHardy staying, alongisde Matthew Cooper, it gives the defence some stability but new additions Stephen Bronsky and Cameron Eadie will take time to settle in. Ross McKinnon will also be able to slot into a couple of positions but the defensive pool looks way short and another couple of bodies, in my opinion, are needed for the season ahead to make the squad competitive enough. Looking at the midfield and the experience of John-Paul McGovern will be critical in the outcome of Elgin’s season. His presence will allow creative freedom to Thomas Reilly as well as Brian Cameron. Jamie Reid and Chris Dodd will provide good width with an addition player coming in to this pool being useful for Jim Weir to change things up when the season has started.

Up front is the strongest pool โ€“ unfortunately for Elgin, their top marksman Shane Sutherland is currently out but namesake Ally Sutherland alongside Chris McLeish, Callum Ferguson and Jordan Allan provide plenty options for Weir at the top end of the pitch.

In my view, Elgin will finish mid-table; their squad depth more than anything I think will hinder them but a reasonable campaign with no threat of relegation is what I predict.

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