Club’s anger at away day sched­ule

Rutherglen Reformer - - Football -

Cam­bus­lang Rangers co­man­ager John Doyle wants his side to for­get their sec­tional league cup woes as the sea­son be­gins for real this week­end.

The Lang are due to make the short trip along the M74 to Larkhall to face Royal Al­bert.

And John and co- boss Paddy Flan­nery hope to get their first com­pet­i­tive win for the side.

John said: “We’ve not had them watched, but a cou­ple of our play­ers know them re­ally well. We’ve got to look at our own team first, be­fore we start look­ing at any­one else’s.

“Maybe next year we will be able to al­low my­self or Paddy to go and watch them, but this year, we just couldn’t af­ford to do it as we’ve put to­gether a new team.”

The Lang are due to con­tact the SJFA, af­ter be­ing handed a se­ries of suc­ces­sive away fix­tures - and then an ex­tra date added in on what was pre­vi­ously a blank week­end.

John ex­plained: “I’m go­ing to speak with the SJFA be­cause of the way our fix­tures are. We had our last two sec­tional league cup games away from home, and then we were given league games away to John­stone Burgh and Port Glas­gow, plus Peter­shill in a cup tie.

“Orig­i­nally we had a free Satur­day on Septem­ber 6, when some of the guys were away to a wed­ding in the even­ing, and when we found out it was a free Satur­day, more of them were in­vited to the af­ter­noon. Now we’ve been given a fix­ture then, and that’s not fair as we’re go­ing to have eight or nine play­ers miss­ing.

“We’re not happy about this at all, as we’ve been give a to­tal run of six away games on the bounce.

“The club are feel­ing a bit ag­grieved as at the end of last sea­son Cam­bus­lang played four games in eight days, while La­nark played their last four games over four Satur­days, which isn’t fair.

“I’m hop­ing they will see sense and we can have the fix­ture on Septem­ber 6 put off. As a man­ager you don’t ex­pect sym­pa­thy, but you at least ex­pect to be treated fairly.”

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