Derby night

Glens pre­pare for big visit of Lang in League Cup

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Colin Pater­son

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

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