Un­beaten home record fi­nally ends

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reader Travel -

Cam­bus­lang Rangers face a tough trip to Port Glas­gow this Satur­day.

Sec­ond-placed Lang are sched­uled to make the trip down the M8, to take on the side who cur­rently sit sixth, and har­bour hopes of mak­ing a charge for pro­mo­tion.

The Lang are hop­ing to put an end to their in­dif­fer­ent form that has seen them lose three and win two of their last five league fix­tures.

Co-man­ager John Doyle said: “We’re hop­ing to have a few guys back this week­end, but we can’t af­ford to push any­one too hard. We tried it on Satur­day and it didn’t pay off.

“We’re hop­ing to have Ross Hamil­ton back this week­end. When we played Perthshire away, he was man of the match, and we re­ally missed him on Satur­day.

“We’ve got a pool of 22 just now, and we’re re­ally go­ing to have a look at bring­ing in some­one else, prob­a­bly on loan, to get us through the next few weeks.

“We don’t re­ally want to add to it, but we’re be­ing forced into it.

“We’ve had a lot of in­juries since the start of the sea­son, and we just can’t go on much longer like this.”

Although the Lang haven’t played Port Glas­gow this sea­son, John knows about them.

He ex­plained: “They’ve had the core of their side to­gether for four or five years now, and they’ve got some very, very good play­ers who could be play­ing at a higher level.

“The boy they have up front, Nu­gent, is very good, and scores goals for fun - I think he’s got quite a few so far this sea­son.

“I think they’re prob­a­bly weaker at the back, and that’s some­thing we’d like to be able to take ad­van­tage of, but un­for­tu­nately we’ve been find­ing goals hard to come by lately.

“In the three games we’ve lost, the most frus­trat­ing thing was that we’ve not made the op­po­si­tion keeper work hard enough.

“We need to stop pass­ing it at times, and just have a shot at goal. We can’t al­ways walk it in.” C’lang Rangers ..... 1 G Perthshire ......... 3

Scorer The Lang cel­e­brate Paul Burns’ penalty opener

De­feat

Perthshire won 3-1

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