“Outstanding” - Loons gaffer thrilled by display against Airdrieonians

Photo - Chris Coutts
Photo - Chris Coutts

Manager Dick Campbell hailed his “magnificent” Loons as they made it three wins from three thanks to a 1-0 win at Airdrieonians.

Rab Douglas had to be in fine form in the second half to keep the points in Forfar Athletic’s pocket while the back four continued to look resolute in front of the experienced stopper.

Indeed the shut-out is the side’s third consecutive clean sheet, something that delighted the gaffer.

Cambell said: “I thought we were outstanding. I think anybody watching that would agree. It was 1-0 and we should have had more. Rab’s not had a save to make the whole first half. We were magnificent, the goal was magnificent, so I’m happy with that.

“I know what Airdrie are like. I told my players at second half that they’d come at us. And credit to Airdrie, they really got about us. But generally it was a game of two halves. We scored and they didn’t.

“The referee had a good game, and he could have sent off one of their players and one of ours.

“Rab’s had two class saves. That’s why Rab’s the best goalie in the league. If you watch him training you wouldn’t be surprised, he’s like a big bairn.

“That’s a great start for us, it’s three games we’ve played now and we’ve not lost a goal. We’re very happy with that.

“We’ve got Dunlop and Travis not playing, they were outstanding last year and they can’t get a game now. We missed Mark Baxter last year, and we missed Iain Campbell in the play-offs.”