Brown Ferguson: My Stenhousemuir side fear no one

Stenhousemuir manager Brown Ferguson has insisted his squad can compete with anyone in Ladbrokes League 1 – despite being rock bottom of the division. 

The Ochilview side are currently waiting for their first league victory of the campaign, and have just three points to show for their seven matches played so far.

They might look like relegation candidates on paper, but manager Ferguson claims performances haven’t yielded the rewards they deserve and reckons things are looking up.

Stenny claimed a creditable 2-2 draw with league leaders Alloa last weekend, and, speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes News, Ferguson said: “It’s still so early in the campaign and a couple of wins and a couple of defeats can really have an impact on any league table.

“Obviously the result against Alloa was a positive one because they are going well, but I do genuinely believe there’s not massive amounts between the teams in the division – it’s the small things that make the big differences.

“Over the last few weeks our general performances have been good enough to compete with anybody but it’s just about minimising the mistakes we’re making at key points in games.

“When you look at the age profile of our group, that’s going to happen, but they’re getting better all the time.

“Although Alloa was a good result, I believe it’s a result our group are capable of delivering consistently. It’ll give us confidence, but it’s something they’re definitely need to start doing on a regular basis.”

Brown signed a new three-year contract recently and he insists he has been given brilliant backing by chief executive Danny Jamieson and everyone at the club.

The 35-year-old added: “There have been a number of difficulties over the close season at the club, which were well documented, and various things that weren’t planned for.

“So that’s been a difficult time for everybody involved with the club, but from the board downwards there’s a real desire from everybody to try and move things in the right direction.

“I think on and off the pitch there was an impact on the team over the close season, but we’ve managed to steady things both on and off the pitch.

“I think that’s all contributed in what I believe has been an upturn in our performances over the last few weeks. Albeit, I’d still like us to keep progressing and pick up more points as well.

“The main thing for us now is to look ahead as a team and a club and hopefully start improving our fortunes.”

Next up for Stenhousemuir is a trip to promotion-chasers East Fife on Saturday, with the home side 9/20 favourites, the draw priced at 7/2 and Stenny 9/2 to end their winless streak.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing


William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.