STAND-IN skipper David Morrison believes Sauchie deserved more from their Superleague loss to Broughty Athletic last Saturday.

The Wee County side had the better of the first half, but missed a hatful of chances before falling behind.

They went further behind in the second half and despite a late rally, Sauchie were unable to get back on terms.

Morrison told Advertiser Sport: “It was a frustrating afternoon. We have come a long way over the last few weeks and that showed, even though we were beaten, because we were the better side.

"We had a lot of chances, but the keeper has made some great saves and we’ve had a couple of bad misses as well.

“There were spells where we did really well. We created plenty of opportunities but we didn’t take them, and that’s the difference in this league.

"Last season we could get away with that a bit more but you have got to be more clinical in the Superleague.

“The goals we lost were soft. I got caught under the ball at the first and then the second was just a hopeful ball up the park. They tried to hit us with the ball over the top all afternoon and managed to catch us out once.

“We have been beaten but we can take confidence from the fact we’re creating lots of chances, which we weren’t doing a few weeks ago.

"We were the better side and a lot of the boys played well so we can definitely take some of the positives forward.”

Despite the loss Morrison says there were plenty of positives, and he reckons that if Sauchie can make additions up front they will begin to climb the table.

He said: “There’s plenty for us to work on and once we get into a routine of putting the ball in the back of the net it will start to click.

"We do need another option up front to freshen it up a bit. I don’t envy the manager trying to bring players in at this stage of the season, but we need another spark.”

The midfielder is anxious to get back to winning ways when his side travel to Kennoway Star Hearts on Saturday, and says it is vital that they pick up three points.

Morrison added: “It’s all about looking ahead now and making sure we do the right things. It’s important to beat teams like Kennoway because they are one of the teams near us in the table.

"It’s a horrible place to go and the pitch will suit them but we need to stick to what we do best. Everyone knows their job.”