Aitken says players will be cautious of title favourites tag

Stranraer gaffer Stephen Aitken saw his side move six points clear of Forfar, but said there’s plenty of football to be played in the title race.

The boss was speaking after his side beat the Loons 4-2 at Stair Park on Saturday, sending Dick Campbell’s team down to third.

While the Blues have now become the bookies’ favourites for the League One crown, Aitken urged caution when it comes to giving his side the tag of favourites.

He said: “People will be talking about us winning leagues and things but there are still 15 games to go so we’re not getting carried away.

“We’re enjoying being up there and there’s a wee gap building.

“We’ll enjoy it but we’ve got enough experienced and professional players in the dressing room that know it’s not done yet, there are big teams behind us and Forfar are one of them, they’ll still be right up there at the top at the end of the season.”

Aitken was thrilled with the hosts’ performance in a game he knew could have a huge bearing on the rest of the season.

He continued: “I was delighted with the way we played, we dominated the game for long spells and we deserved to win.

“Come the end of the season, we could look back at this game and see it as one that got us where we wanted to be.”