FORTRESS PAIS­LEY

Ryan wants Bud­dies to pre­serve great home record

Paisley Daily Express - - Paisley’s Past - Craig Ritchie

Pais­ley Rugby Club are back in ac­tion this af­ter­noon when they wel­come Loch Lomond to The An­chor.

And club stal­wart Ryan McCready in­sists that the side will be striv­ing to build upon its un­beaten home record, which now stretches to a cal­en­dar year.

McCready played an in­flu­en­tial role in Pais­ley’s thump­ing win over Cly­de­bank last week­end, pick­ing up a try in the process,

He told Ex­press Sport : “We are look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing Loch Lomond to the An­chor for the first time in a cou­ple of years.

“In pre­vi­ous en­coun­ters we al­ways had a tough game against them and i don’t think much has changed.

“There is a great buzz about the club and ev­ery­one is pulling to­gether in train­ing, and this is re­ally show­ing on the park on a Saturday.

“The coaches have done a great job in pre-sea­son and we need to keep these run of wins go­ing if we want to win the league.

“We are sit­ting top just now and no­body at the club wants to let that slip.”

Loch Lomond have re­cently been pro­moted to the BT West Di­vi­sion 2 and will be look­ing to make their mark on the league with a win over the Bud­dies.

But Pais­ley will have an­other win on their mind fol­low­ing an un­beaten run which was ex­tended to six games last Saturday.

And with the side con­tin­u­ing to pro­duce some free-flow­ing rugby, first team cap­tain Ben Frost hopes his team con­tinue to rack up the points.

He added: “Every game is a tough game in this league and we need to work hard to keep the ball rolling.

“We are sit­ting top of the league just now but we need to keep win­ning to stay there.

“Loch Lomond will be an­other test of our ti­tle cre­den­tials and the squad knows it won’t be an easy game.

“Make no mis­take, we are go­ing out to put a per­for­mance in, like we do every week and hope­fully we get the re­wards in the end.

“Loch Lomond are a good team so it’ll take ev­ery­thing we have to get a re­sult.

“We’ve scored 133 points in the league so far this sea­son, so as a fan, I’m sure you will be in for at least a try or two if you come to the game.”

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