Lang’s goal threat is still to come
Paddy warns title challengers
Cambuslang Rangers comanager Paddy Flannery has fired a warning across the bows of their title challengers.
Paddy watched his side beat St Roch’s 2- 1 on Saturday, as the side bounced back from the disappointment of the previous week’s 1-0 loss at East Kilbride Thistle.
Although the Lang have been struggling to find the net through their forwards, they’ve still done enough to take themselves back to the top of the league.
And Paddy warned their rivals that his side is in for a striking boost in the new year when experienced hitman Steven Dymock returns from his ankle operation.
Paddy explained: “We were pretty confident that Steven would be back in December, but it looks like it’s going to be January now.
“What he’ll really need are games to get his match sharpness back. He’s been out for a while, but he’s been along at all the games and been very supportive of the team.
“It will be like having a new player when he comes in, as our front players have been struggling a wee bit for goals.
“Chris Hamilton has scored a few but he’s also out injured, the rest have all got a couple each, here and there.
“But I was delighted for Paddy Cullen getting his goal on Saturday. He’s a goalscorer, and always has been, but as a striker myself, I know there’s nothing worse than playing but not scoring.
“His confidence has taken a bit of a dent, but he’s a great character and a big part of the squad.
“Paddy will come good and score big, important goals for us, and we just need to keep making sure he’s working hard in training and sharp.
“He’s been working so hard, so it was really pleasing to see him getting his goal on Saturday - and it was a great strike too. He instinctively pulled the trigger and scored. Hopefully that’s the goal that will get him off and running.”
Paddy was relieved that his side were able to get back to winning ways on Saturday.
He said: “A f t e r the disappointment of last week at East Kilbride, it was important to bounce back well, and we did that.
“St Roch’s are a really stuffy team, and we’re finding that in every single game, the opposition are raising their game to against us.
“I’m just so pleased the boys got the three points - we had a night for ourselves on Saturday, and it wouldn’t have gone down well if we’d lost the game.
“They had a man sent off with 20 odd minutes to go, so we took off Simon (Marriott) at the back and went to a 3-5-2 with young Craig Grierson up front, and it worked a treat for us.
“Craig was causing them all kinds of problems, and we were able to fight back and get the three points.
“It was another tough game, but we did the job that mattered, come full-time.”
On target Paddy Cullen got on the scoreheet for the Lang
Return Easton was back in action for Cambuslang Rangers
Content Paddy Flannery