BAFFLED Rabs boss Jimmy Lindsay wants his side to get back to basics.
In a match strewn with individual and collective errors on and off the ball from those in red and black jerseys, Rabs suffered a 5-2 humbling at the hands of Glasgow side Ashfield on Saturday.
That saw the Rabs toppled from their perch at the summit of the Super Premier Division.
The performance so differed from those which have catapaulted the Kirkintilloch club to the top this season that Rabs gaffer Lindsay was completely flummoxed.
Lindsay sighed: “We just weren’t at the races. There wasn’t any of the crisp passing we’ve been playing and the amount of individual errors and defensive lapses was far too high.”
The former Albion Rovers manager, however, is a firm believer in the old mantra that sometimes you learn more about your team in defeat than in victory.
Lindsay said: “I’ve been waiting on that one. We’ll see what reaction we get from the players now. That’ll show what they’re truly made of.
“They’ve been in the comfort zone, but we’ll have to get back to basics with them and start again with the Scottish Cup.”
Rob Roy have no competitive match scheduled this weekend due to the September break.
Rabs travel to Aberdeenshire on Saturday, October 1, to play Dyce Juniors in the first round of the Emirates Scottish Cup.