Weir delighted with performance

Andy Jackson fires a low shot into the back of the net to open the scoring.'Picture by Derek Watt.

Andy Jackson fires a low shot into the back of the net to open the scoring.'Picture by Derek Watt.

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City manager, Jim Weir, was delighted that his side was able to build on the performance from the week before. He said after Saturday’s match: “I am delighted to get the three points. I thought the two strikers, Jackson and Dalziel, and young Ryan Stewart did excellent, but it’s hard to pick anybody out because in the first half we were so much in control.

“We were disappointed with the result last week but we weren’t disappointed with the second half performance and we asked the players to kick off today from where they left off last week. They did and it was two great finishes from Jackson. I have worked with him from a young age and I know what he can give us. He gives you absolutely everything he has got and, no disrespect to anybody who’s here, but Jackson should be playing at a higher level.”

Speaking about the club’s well documented injury problems, Weir commented: “We had nine players at training on Tuesday.

“Three were ill and we have another three injured, two look kind of long term at the minute.

“So in terms of numbers we were really, really struggling. Euan Moyes, Gerry McLauchlan and Andy Jackson were all missing from training and they have managed to roll their sleeves up, pull on their jersey and I’m just proud of their performance today. We have another tough home game next and hopefully we can add to the squad next to take a bit of the pressure off the injuries just now”

Weir also discussed Scott Dalziel, whom he signed in the summer. He said: “Scott is handful. I would like to see him get his first league goal. A lot of his good work is done out of the box, bringing people into play, people like the midfielders and the wide player, and that’s why I brought him here.”