Club’s anger at away day schedule
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.”