SAUCHIE manager Fraser Duncan said he has a strong squad with great quality but it's consistency and knowing how to do the "dirty side of the game" that his team needs to learn.

Duncan feels that battling part of the game is taking time to develop, highlighting aspects of throw ins and set pieces as well as experience in slowing down and dictating the pace of the match to their opponents.

The gaffer said: "Sometimes when I let these guys out of the changing room they just want to go and hunt in packs, and they want to go and win and score as many goals as they can.

"But the game is not always about that, especially when you have to be very experienced with the way you go about things.

He added: "It's about us being in control and in charge of the game."

Sauchie have recently hit a good run of form over the last three league games, winning two and drawing one, and have found themselves climbing up the league table with some much-needed points.

When asked what the main turning point for the team's performance has been, Duncan said: "The difference is we had a chat, we've had a heart-to-heart with the boys.

"We have been unlucky in games, but there has been games where I feel we have been the better side and I know we have played the top four or five teams but we've still played really well and we've probably not gotten out of games what we should of got."

He added: "But that's just been unlucky due to naivety or due to simple wee mistakes."

The gaffer added that the team are now working at every training session to cut out silly mistakes and are determined on becoming more consistent.

Duncan said that the recent run of good form is "just the start of it" and it's not a flash in the pan.

He said: "We've got to keep that consistency and we've got to start putting those points on the board and start gathering a wee bit of momentum.

"We're obviously going to come into tough times, it's soon going to be wintertime and we'll be going into tough games, so we've just got to keep going and charge right through the winter and make Beechwood a really hard place to come to."