INTERVIEW: Wishart not surprised at Kestrels’ top spot

 

Kestrels are top of the SNL and their assistant coach says they just need to keep winning (Photo courtesy of Kirkcaldy Kestrels)

 
KIRKCALDY KESTRELS’ assistant coach Steven Wishart says he’s not surprised to see his team still top of the SNL after four weeks’ off – but thinks dropped points could be fatal.

The Fife side return to action this weekend when they host Solway Sharks still a point ahead of the chasing pack as the title race approaches the final furlong.

But Wishart reckons there could be more twists and turns to come in the final four games.

He said: “To see us still up there after not playing for a few weeks, I’m not overly surprised by that to be honest.

“Knowing the strength of the league and with the top teams all playing each other the potential for us to remain top was always there. 

“But we’re at a stage where dropping points for any of the top four will seriously dent their title aspirations and it’s something we’ll be hoping to avoid.

“It’s been a fascinating race so far with a few teams still in with a chance of the title and there could be some twists and turns in these final few weeks.

“But with our fate still very much in our own hands, we will be aiming to stay top of the pile by the end of it.”

Solway Sharks make the trip up from Dumfries desperate to climb back into the top eight after a wretched run of form which leaves them on the outside looking in.

Their current predicament means Wishart won’t be taking them lightly and although Kestrels have been inactive for the last month, he revealed how they’ve kept themselves going in that time.

He said: “We go into the game as favourites, but there’s no way we will take this game lightly, especially considering they’re still chasing a play-off spot.

“With only four games remaining, maximum points should be enough for us to win the championship. 

“We’ve kept working hard at training and also had a game against Scotland 19’s to keep the guys sharp.

“Our guys know what needs to be done in the games remaining and no one is going to roll over. We will certainly treat each game as if it were a cup final.”

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