ANT McTaggart has backed returning Sauchie legend Fraser Duncan to save their season.

The former Reds gaffer has been given the task of turning around the struggling Beechwood Park side’s fortunes with the Wee County outfit currently bottom of the Premier Division.

He’s a man who McTaggart knows well from his previous spell at the club and it was Duncan who gave the midfielder his chance in the first team.

Now, McTaggart believes Duncan can be the one to steer the side clear of the relegation mire as he paid tribute to the work of Darren Cummings and Darren Petrie.

The 26-year-old told Advertiser Sport: “Big Fras is good and it was him who brought me up from the under-21s; he’s a good manager and he knows how to win.

“Hopefully the two Darrens are kept on which I think they will because their training has been really good.

“Fras will come in and he knows all about the club, so I am looking forward to it.

“He’s a great gaffer and he’s got that fear factor about him so you don’t want to let him down.

“Some of the boys will soon find out if they aren’t pulling their weight.

“Hopefully we can now go on Saturday and get a good result in his first game back.”

McTaggart was a second half substitute as Sauchie were held at home by fellow relegation strugglers Whitehill Welfare on Saturday.

David Cross’ first-minute penalty gave the Reds the perfect platform, but they failed to build on it and were pegged back in the 81st minute when Scott Wright scored a free header.

McTaggart continued: “It feels like a defeat and we had chances to win the game and really should have turned one point into three.

“We beat them last week so we were expecting to get the three points again but it is obviously not meant to be.

“Four points from the last two games is what we would have taken if it had been the other way around; winning at home and drawing away.

“Three points would have better given the position we are win but we now just need to kick on.

“We played alright and scored early but we didn’t kick on from there. I don’t think we were ourselves but we didn’t play badly.”

Despite the latest setback, McTaggart believes the signs are there for all to see that the side are beginning to get things right.

“It is getting better,” he said. “We have had a lot of injuries and this was the first time we practically had a full squad.

“The two Darrens have had a nightmare with selection because of boys being injured and not available for selection.”