potm willie gibson 201702 2Willie Gibson picked up the Ladbrokes League One Player of the Month award for February then praised the impact of new boss Stevie Farrell.

The Stair Park winger was rewarded with the gong after hitting three goals and inspiring the team to an unbeaten month.

Their two wins and two draws have allowed them to move away from the relegation danger and given them an outside chance of stealing the final promotion play-off place.

And Gibson believes it's the confidence Farrell has instilled in the squad that's allowed them to forget about their poor first half of the season.

In an exclusive interview with Ladbrokes News, Gibson said: "When the manager told us I'd won, it was a pleasant surprise.
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"I'm delighted to win a personal award like that and it only shows how well Stranraer have been doing of late as well.

"It's difficult to put your finger on the change. The new manager has come in and put a new spin on things.

"The boys that were there before are the same that are playing now, but playing slightly different.

"And the one thing that's been missing is confidence and that comes from the new manager coming in and the way he talks, treats and respects the players. He puts faith in us to go out and do a job."

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 Pos  Team  Pld   Pts 
1 Clyde 0 0
2 Edinburgh City
0 0
3 Motherwell 0 0
4 QOS 0 0
5 Stranraer 0 0



Grant Anderson, Kyle Turner, Jamie Hamill, Chris McGowan, Andrew McDonald (St Mirren), Max Currie, Lyle Avci (Ayr United), Cameron Elliott, Sam Lidington, Mark Lamont (East Fife), David Brownlie (Airdrieonians), David Smith (Dumbarton), Connor McManus (East Fife), Luke Donnelly (Queen's Park), Adam Cummins (Queen's Park), Max Ashmore (Ross County).

OUT: Angus Beith (end of loan), Dylan Dykes (end of loan), Dean Hawkshaw (end of loan), Ross Lyon (end of loan), Cameron MacPherson (end of loan), David Barron, Stephen Okoh, Paul Woods (East Kilbride), Scott Robertson (Airdrieonians), Ryan Thomson, Morgyn Neill (Stenhousemuir), Scott Agnew (East Fife), Gavin Scott (scholarship, USA).

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