No case for the de­fence to re­main

Rutherglen Reformer - - Clyde -

Wil­lie Har­vey has hinted he may make changes to his de­fence for Satur­day’s game with Ardeer.

Glen­cairn en­ter­tain the Ayr­shire side on the back of five games with­out a win.

Glens have de­fended well this sea­son, but have now shipped six goals in their last two games.

The gaffer de­scribed their de­fend­ing in Satur­day’s de­feat at Irvine Vic­to­ria as “am­a­teur­ish” and said it may be time to shake up the back line.

He said: “At the mo­ment, we are los­ing stupid, stupid goals. The kind of goals no team should be los­ing.

“We’ve went from a team who do not lose goals to a team who look like con­ced­ing a goal ev­ery time we’re un­der a bit of pres­sure.

“It’s maybe time to shake the de­fence up a bit, just to bring a wee bit of fresh­ness into the team.

“My­self, Rab ( Tor­rance) and Joe (Pryce) will dis­cuss it this week.

“We had a wee heart to heart with the play­ers after the Irvine game and hope­fully they’ll get back to do­ing a good job.”

Ardeer cur­rently sit 10th in the league, but are just a point be­hind the Glens hav­ing picked up three wins and a draw in their seven matches. How­ever, they were beaten 3-0 at home by Shet­tle­ston at the week­end.

Wil­lie ex­pects Glens to face a sim­i­lar chal­lenge to the one they failed in Irvine.

Vics di­rect, press­ing game proved too much for Glens, es­pe­cially on the tight park.

But Wil­lie is hope­ful his play­ers will be pre­pared to face what­ever the op­po­si­tion throw at them this week.

He said: “I watched Ardeer play Shet­tle­ston in the cup and they were very sim­i­lar in the way they played (to Irvine Vics).

“The dif­fer­ence is, at Irvine you have a pitch that’s re­ally tight, so that kind of game plan works.

“They pressed the ball and knocked it for­ward, and that was what was so an­noy­ing about his we de­fended.

“We will work on it over the week and deal with that. We won’t be los­ing goals like that again, I can as­sure you.”

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