Finnerty: Things looking up for Braehead

Braehead Clan Head Coach Ryan Finnerty says his team are making their way back into contention in the Elite League after taking three points from four at home.

Saturday’s 1-0 overtime loss to Cardiff Devils was followed up by a 2-1 win over Edinburgh Capitals on Sunday.

But Finnerty did admit there would be some work on the powerplay unit, but insists he’s not concerned at his team’s profligacy in front of goal.

He said: “All-in-all, point wise we would have liked to have had four points of course, but we’ll take it. In this league, sometimes you can play great and not get anything and vice versa.

“We’ve got to take the positives from it, but we’ve got a lot to do this week. Our powerplay needs working on and it’s down. It’s not connecting the way we would like and it shows.

“We didn’t score on Saturday and only scored the two on Sunday and we’ll get that going. It comes in waves so we’ll work on that this week.

“We’ve got to get guys scoring goals and it’s not a major concern for us just now. This happens to everyone all through the season.

“For us, the big picture is taking the points and climbing the table and we’re making our way back into where we feel we want to be.”

Finnerty was also pleased to keep Edinburgh Capitals to only the one goal and admits there could have been more for either team.

He added: “If you can hold a team like Edinburgh to one goal, considering the offensive players they have, then you’ve done a good job in the ‘D’.

“They have a lot of offense and play a game that causes a lot of offense. They can get in behind your ‘D’ and are high risk that way.

“It’s a 2-1 win that takes us a little higher and for all the doom and gloom there is, we’re in a decent position.

“We’ve got great opposition coming to Glasgow on Saturday in Nottingham Panthers and things are looking up and we’ve got to keep things moving here.”

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