Lang gutted to be frozen out
Top of the table clash called off
League leaders Cambuslang Rangers were gutted when their match with Rossvale was called off at the weekend.
The Lang had been due to entertain Rossvale in a first v second clash at Somervell Park, but the overnight frost meant that the club could take no chances, so postponed the fixture.
Cambuslang co-managers Paddy Flannery and John Doyle were frustrated that their side didn’t get to play, as the squad had been working hard in training all week and were raring to go.
Paddy said: “It was about 10.15am when we heard the game had been called off.
“It was a bit of a disappointment, really, and I felt if the park had another hour or two it would have been okay to play on.
“It turned out to be a really nice day on Saturday, but I suppose you never can tell with a pitch how deep the frost is.
“The boys had worked really hard all week in training, and there was a good feeling among them because they were all up for the game, so for it to be called off was a real anti-climax.”
As 2014 ends with the Lang on top of the table, the side are getting ready to welcome back several injured played over the coming weeks, including hitman Steven Dymock.
Paddy hopes that the return of the experienced striker will see the side put together a good run of form in their last eight games and win the promotion the club so deserately craves.
The co-manager said: “Stevie has been out for a while after having an operation and he hasn’t started back training with us yet.
“We know he has been working away on his own, and hopefully it will be another couple of weeks before we see him down with us at training.
“What Stevie will need, more than anything, is game time, and with eight games to go, what we’d like to do is get him on the pitch as much as we can.
“He’s always been a pretty fit guy, so we’ll work on his match sharpness as we feed him back into the side.
“It’ll be like getting a new player in - we’re really missed a player like him up front this season, as he’s a big, strong striker - we can use him as a target man, we can hold the ball up, he can take it out wide, and most importantly, when he gets it in the box, he knows where the goal is.
“Having Stevie in will give us some more firepower, and we’ll hopefully have Chris Hamilton back in too - between them they are a very experienced strikeforce, and we’ve missed their goals and influence.”
Cambuslang Rangers are set to face Royal Albert, the side they beat 1-0 on the opening day of the season, this weekend.
Paddy added: “Last time we played them, it was a brand new team we were putting out onto the pitch.
“We’d had a few friendlies and the sectional league cup, but were chopping and changing, and we were still trying to gauge everybody.
“The squads for both teams will have changed a bit since then, so we’re not looking too much into the result from the last time we played them.
“What matters to us is that we go out there and get a win, and it sets up up for the remaining games of the season. We want to get the wins, and get that promotion sealed as soon as we can.”
The Lang’s match with Royal Albert will kick off at 1.45pm at Somervell Park.
Lang co-boss Paddy Flannery
Injured Hitman Steven Dymock