Burgh manager issues challenge to stay the course

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Fraserburgh Football Club manager has revealed to the Herald that he has set a target for his squad this season, his side undefeated heading into September.

The Burgh had opened their Highland League campaign with a score draw against Forres Mechanics before thrashing Huntly and beating Nairn last weekend.

Undefeated thus far, boss Kris Hunter spoke to us on a private challenge he has set the dressing room, but refused to go into specifics.

“Everybody inside the dressing room knows what my challenge is to the players, but we’ll keep that private,” he told us at training this week.

“They all know what we’re aiming for this season, and they’re showing that kind of hunger already which is good.

“We’ve set a target in the dressing room that we’d like to try and achieve and, if we do achieve it, everybody will be happy.”

Ahead of the new season, Fraserburgh had shown good form in picking up pre-season wins against the likes of a Dundee United U21 team, their only loss coming against neighbours Peterhead Football Club.

At the time, before the first day of the Highland League season, Hunter had been pleased with how his team had set about their preparations.

He told us: “It’s been good and there’s been a lot of professionalism.

“Overall, apart from Peterhead, we’re undefeated which is a good thing to go into the season with.”

He also praised the likes of the club’s more veteran players, including Steven Main and Graham Johnston.

He said of the latter: “He’s come back like a new player.”

Fraserburgh play Rothes away this Saturday, August 16, at 3pm, looking to defend their undefeated run in the League.

A bus to the game has been organised by the supporters’ club which will leave the Elizabethan bar at 12:30pm, picking up a the harbour offices en route to the game.