Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson gives us his thoughts on his side’s heavy 4-0 defeat away at the hands of Bonnyrigg Rose at New Dundas Park, thus ending the Fed’s unbeaten start to the new season.

Read below what he had to say on the game…

“Saturday’s 4-0 defeat against Bonnyrigg was a hard one to take. The boys have been excellent the first four games of the season but Saturday we let ourselves down. Too many players had an off day and we were nowhere near the standards we have set ourselves so far, and they know it.

DSC_0667 (3)Bonnyrigg are an excellent side and will be up there at the end of the season fighting to retain their title but we just didn’t compete against them. It doesn’t matter who you’re playing but if we play like the way we did against them we’d struggle against any team never mind against Bonnyrigg.

I don’t want this result and performance to overshadow our good start to the season but we need to dust ourselves down and start looking towards our next game, at home to Musselburgh Athletic on Saturday, and learn from Saturday’s poor performance.It’s been a busy opening schedule and it’s a good opportunity now to freshen the players up this week and focus on next Saturday’s game. On a positive we have gained 10 out of 15 points and have played some good stuff, we don’t become a bad team overnight but we need a big response from the players for next week…”

It’s been a busy opening schedule and it’s a good opportunity now to freshen the players up this week and focus on next Saturday’s game. On a positive we have gained 10 out of 15 points and have played some good stuff, we don’t become a bad team overnight but we need a big response from the players for next week…”

The picture above left is Broughty’s left back Ryan Blair challenging for a header during Saturday’s game.