Week off is not what the boss wants

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drivetime -

Wil­lie Har­vey ad­mits he’s frus­trated that Glens sched­uled game with Yoker this week­end will not go ahead.

The Glen­cairn gaffer was hop­ing to build on Satur­day’s 3- 1 vic­tory at home to May­bole.

But Yoker drew 0- 0 with Dun­don­ald Blue­bell in the Scot­tish Cup mean­ing Glens will be kick­ing their heels while all their other ri­vals get a game.

Wil­lie said: “I find it frus­trat­ing be­cause May­bole have played two games more than us yet have a game with Neil­ston, who we haven’t played yet.

“We haven’t played Yoker ei­ther but common sense would say they have a cup game the week be­fore, so why not set us up with Neil­ston for this week?

“We took a lot of crit­i­cism last sea­son for fall­ing be­hind in terms of games due to the park and this year we’ve worked re­ally hard to get games on.

“The Cum­ber­nauld game, for ex­am­ple, could eas­ily have been called off.

“This time, through no fault of our own, we’re go­ing to be three games be­hind ev­ery­one else.

“I’m try­ing to get some­thing ar­ranged, but I don’t want to play a friendly on the park. It de­serves a wee rest.”

The sit­u­a­tion has been made worse by the fact Glens have no game the week after ei­ther.

The club was told by the league they would have a free week­end so the play­ers or­gan­ised their Christ­mas day and night out for De­cem­ber 13.

And Wil­lie says while he’d rather play a game, he wasn’t will­ing to see his play­ers out of pocket: “They made reser­va­tions when they found out we weren’t play­ing that week.

“As much as I would want to play I have to back my play­ers.

“We could have asked for a week off, as you’re en­ti­tled to do once in the sea­son, but we didn’t and it worked out well.

“We can’t turn round and say they are play­ing be­cause there would be a fi­nan­cial cost to the play­ers.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.