Post-party work­out keeps them in shape

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drivetime - Dou­glas Dickie

Glen­cairn man­ager Wil­lie Har­vey made sure he put his play­ers through their paces at train­ing on Mon­day after the squad en­joyed a Christ­mas party in Ed­in­burgh over the week­end.

The Glens squad had been fum­ing the week be­fore when his side were handed a game against Kil­syth Rangers de­spite ini­tially be­ing told they had a free week­end.

But the weather put paid to the game and the lads were able to en­joy their Christ­mas party through in Ed­in­burgh in­stead.

Wil­lie ad­mit­ted there were a few sore heads on Sun­day morn­ing, but reck­ons Mon­day train­ing got rid of any cob­webs.

He said: “The game be­ing off was one of those things. It was off, then on, then off. It de­stroys all the plans you make.

“Ev­ery game was off on Satur­day so no-one gained any ground on us, so it didn’t work out too badly.

“The play­ers had their night out and en­joyed them­selves. There were a few hang­overs af­ter­wards.

“They were still feel­ing the ef­fects on Mon­day but we put them through a heavy ses­sion.

“Ev­ery­one turned up, no-one let us down.”

Glens at­ten­tion now turns to this Satur­day’s trip to strug­gling Neil­ston.

Wil­lie will be hop­ing for an early Christ­mas present of three points against a side who sit in the rel­e­ga­tion spa­ces.

But he is still ex­pect­ing a tough game if it goes ahead: “I can’t com­ment on Neil­ston’s park but I’m led to be­lieve it suf­fers badly with the weather, but we’ll pre­pare for the game in the same way as any other.

“All we can do is get ready. There’s not re­ally any heavy rain fore­cast so it could go ahead.

“I watched Neil­ston last sea­son when they were pro­moted and they looked a de­cent team.

“They didn’t change their squad greatly, they lost one or two play­ers but I’m sure they have re­placed them. “I’m ex­pect­ing a dif­fi­cult match.” Wil­lie also re­vealed this week he won’t have the play­ers in for train­ing on Christ­mas Eve.

Glens are sched­uled to host Largs on De­cem­ber 27, but in­stead Wil­lie will have a light ses­sion on Box­ing Day.

He said: “We won’t have them in on Christ­mas Eve be­cause that isn’t re­ally fair on the guys with fam­i­lies.

“I know we have a young team but there are still some fam­ily men here.

“I know my­self, when my kids were young I loved Christ­mas Eve, and hav­ing the play­ers in could be coun­ter­pro­duc­tive.

“I hope to ar­range a light ses­sion for Box­ing Day to clear away any cob­webs.”

Hard work Wil­lie Har­vey put his squad through their paces in train­ing

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