Willie wants side’s final game scrapped
Glencairn manager Willie Harvey would rather the season ended now, than have to play a meaningless end of season league game.
The Glens’ fixture with Kirkintilloch Roy Roy has been postponed twice in the last three weeks.
Rob Roy’s home defeat by Yoker on Monday night means their hopes of finishing second in the table have been ended, but the two will still have to play their 26th and final league game this Saturday.
Willie said: “I’ll be absolutely delighted to see the back of this season.
“This game should never have been put back for this long a time. There’s no way it should have taken us 24 days to get it played.
“It’s now a game that’s absolutely meaningless, there’s nothing at all at stake, other than pride.
“It’s going to be hard to motivate the guys for this one, because it just doesn’t mean anything. There won’t be any change in league positions - nothing matters.
“We’re not going to be helped by the fact we won’t have a full squad available, either. Some of the first team guys are away on holiday now, and we’d normally call on the under-21s to fill the numbers out, but they have their end of season night on Friday.
“If the authorities phoned up and said we didn’t have to play it, that would suit us down to the ground, but somehow, I don’t think that’s likely to happen.
“I imagine the opposition will be in the same position as us, and won’t have a full squad either.
“As far as I’m concerned, this fixture should just be scrapped.”
The season will end with the Glens sitting in sixth place, with Pollok going up as champions, and Shettleston as runners-up. Rob Roy finished in third place with Cumbernauld United fourth.
At the bottom, Neilston, Ardeer and Thorniewood have been relegated.
Willie said: “To be honest, I don’t think Pollok were the best team in the league this season. We did well against all the teams at the top and took points from them all, and I was impressed by Cumbernauld, Shettleston and Kirkintilloch.
“Shettleston really impressed me this season, and we drew with them home and away.
“At the bottom, I was a bit surprised to see Thorniewood doing as poorly as they did, and I thought Yoker would have been higher up the table.
“We played Neilston at the start of the season and they beat us 4-1 - although we weren’t helped as we had a man sent off after two minutes. Even though we lost that one, I felt we gave them a real doing but they still came away with the three points.
“They were a decent team, and I’m surprised they’ve finished down near the bottom.”
As far as I’m concerned, this fixture should be scrapped - Glens boss Willie Harvey
Had enough Glens boss Willie Harvey just wants this season to finish