Bob aiming to bring friendly form to Betfred Cup

On-fire frontman Bob McHugh is aiming to take his fine pre-season friendly form into tomorrow’s Betfred Cup Group F fixture away at Berwick Rangers.

The striker has hit the ground running since signing for the club this summer, following up a 25-yard screamer at Stenhousemuir with a lethal hat-trick at Turriff United last weekend.

McHugh has taken confidence from that blistering beginnining and says the next stage is to try and continue that when it counts – when the competitive action begins at Shielfield tomorrow.

He told “It’s been pretty easy to settle in with the boys here. I’ve just been enjoying the hard work in training, and hopefully this pays off as we come in to the competitive games.

“It’s always important to score a few early goals as a striker and hopefully that stands me in good stead for the upcoming games.

“You do take a wee bit of confidence from that – I’ll take any goal [no matter] how it comes – but nothing over the top. You know it’s a pre-season game and the action starts this weekend – and that’s when you want to be hitting form.

“We’ll obviously be looking to win games, and for me as a striker to contribute with assists and goals. Hopefully I can chip in with my fair share this season.”

Manager Jim Duffy has set in side out in a 4-3-3 formation in pre-season, meaning their is fierce competition for starting places in that attacking trident between McHugh, Robert Thomson, Gary Oliver, and Jai Quitongo.

The former Motherwell and Falkirk frontman added: “There are four boys that are really strong players who could play for most teams in this league week in, week out.

“It’s great for the team, the options we’ve got there. So there’s going to be good competition throughout the season, and I’m looking forward to that challenge.”


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