Glens prepare for big visit of Lang in League Cup
Rutherglen Glencairn host Cambuslang Rangers in the Sectional League Cup tonight.
Lang are looking to bounce back from an 8-1 mauling at Blantyre Vics while Glens will be playing their first match of the season.
Willie Harvey will warn his Rutherglen Glencairn players to beware of the derby backlash tonight.
It’s a big evening in the Royal Burgh as the Super League First Division side host Cambuslang Rangers in the Sectional League Cup (kick-off 6.45pm).
Glens were idle at the weekend after their match with group rivals East Kilbride Thistle was postponed due to The Showpark pitch not being ready to stage the match.
But Lang were on the wrong end of an 8- 1 scoreline at Blantyre Vics and Glens gaffer Harvey, right, says they will be out to make amends.
“It’s a totally different game,” he said. “It’s our
derby game and we know the boys from Cambuslang will want to bounce back after what happened at the weekend.
“People might be expecting us to go out and give them a big defeat.
“But I don’t think that at all. I know some of the Cambuslang players and Paul [McColl] will have them ready to go.”
Harvey revealed Glens have first-hand experience of what can happen if they expect to just turn up and win.
He recalled: “The players will be told to treat them with as much respect as we give other teams.
“We know that if we treat teams lightly then we will cause ourselves problems.
“Last season, we were playing East Kilbride Thistle who weren’t doing well and were expected to beat them by a barrowload but we drew 1-1.
“The players will be ready for it and not take anything for granted. To win we will need to put in the hard work.”
The postponed Central League Cup tie with east Kilbride will be played on Monday night at The Showpark with a 6.45pm kick-off.
Meanwhile, the club’s AGM took place on Monday night at The Glencairn Venue.
Albion Rovers defeated Ayr United 3-0, surprising many pundits who’d tipped them for the drop.
Older brother Darren (36), Albion’s player-manager, is focused on getting three points at Station Park
He said:“I’ve played against him a few times but it’s close. There might be one in it.
“It will be a good occasion for the family and it will be good to see him afterwards but the main thing is for us to do all we can to try and get another three points.
“They have had a good start and we’re expecting a really tough game up there.
“They could, and perhaps should, have been a Championship side this season so we know the quality they have.
“We just want to continue the good work we’ve been doing and we go there full of confidence and positive we can do well.”
The brothers came through the ranks together at Aberdeen, and they also spent three seasons at Dunfermline .
New face Chris Zok