Craig Thomson hopes to rediscover his love for the beautiful game after taking the step into part-time football. The winger, who has signed for his local club East Fife after leaving St Johnstone, is confident he and his new team-mates can enjoy the rest of the campaign by winning matches and pushing towards the promotion play-offs – and that all starts today, at Bayview, against bottom of the league Forfar.
Speaking to jordanburtfootball.com ahead of today’s clash with the Loons, the 22-year-old said:
“I have only trained with them once plus the game we played last Saturday, but, I definitely feel we have a squad of players capable of reaching the [promotion] play-offs. We just need to put a wee run together – if we can keep our home form good, there is no reason why we can’t [climb the league]. I was down watching the game against Alloa and they showed in that match that they were the better team, so, as long as we can put a wee run together, there is no reason why we can’t push for the [promotion] play-offs.
Obviously, Saturday [against Brora] was a really disappointing result; we definitely expected to go out there and win, especially against a Highland League team, but, I think in the first-half we didn’t start the game well and we went behind early, which makes it even tougher – it is never easy playing against clubs like that, as, once they got the goal, it gave them something to hold onto. In the second-half, we had chances but we just couldn’t get that goal: I feel if we had got that goal, we would have gone on to win the match. To be fair to Brora, they defended well and they held out.”
Jim Weir’s side can claw back the Fifers advantage to just 6 points with a win in Methil, this afternoon.
“It is definitely a big game: we want to be looking up [the table] rather than down it, so, a win today would give us that wee cushion. Hopefully, especially if some results go for us, we can get within touching distance with the teams above us. My aim is to do as well as I can, get as many matches as I can and help out East Fife. I want to start enjoying my football every Saturday, again, by being involved so that is my plan heading into the final half of the season.”