Post-party workout keeps them in shape
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