Glens all set to go in ‘crazy’ division
Glencairn kick off their superleague first division campaign with a trip to the seaside on Saturday.
The Rutherglen men travel to Largs to start a season they hope will ultimately lead to promotion to the top division.
It’s a tough opener for the Glens, with Largs still reeling from relegation last year.
The Ayrshire men finished bottom of the pile in the top divison with just 19 points from their 22 games.
Like Glens, they finished second in their sectional league cup group, albeit the Ayrshire version.
In doing so they scored 16 goals in just five games, including two five- goal hauls.
They haven’t conceded since their opening fixture when they shipped five in a remarkable draw with premier division Beith.
Willie isn’t paying too much attention to his opponents, instead focussing on getting his own players up to speed.
And he insists it would never have mattered who Glens faced on the opening day: “It doesn’t bother me, you’ve got to play everyone at some point.
“People might think want an easy game and then you look at the league and there are no easy games.
“You seen last season, you can have teams at the bottom all year who then go and destroy everyone, as we did. You never know what’s going to happen. “It’s a crazy division. “We’re quite happy. It would be nice to kick off with a home game as it’s always nice to start the league at home, but on the other hand it gets one of our longer journeys out of the way early on.”
Glens have been handed their fixtures until the middle of September.
Their first home game will be against Kilsyth on September 6, before a trip top Thorniewood on the 13th.
On the second, Greenock will be the visitors to the Clyde Gateway Stadium
All games have a 2pm kickoff.
Glens also have a West of Scotland Cup tie with Glasgow Perthshire to be arranged.