Paul McColl says Cambuslang squad too small
Paul McColl is still hoping to add a few new faces to his Cambuslang Rangers squad in the coming weeks.
Lang got their season off to a winning start when they beat nineman Newmains 3-1 at Somervell on Saturday.
The gaffer is now hoping to strengthen a squad he feels is still a little short on numbers.
He said: “We can still improve all over the park. We still don’t have a big squad. We’re only carrying 16 or 17 players – it’s not as if we’ve got 21 or 22.
“Of course we’d like to add another two or three as the numbers we’ve got aren’t enough to get through the season. Guys get injured, maybe they’re working, or they go on holiday.
“You don’t want to be going into games with just 13 players because people are away on holiday or whatever.
“This week, we’ll have a couple missing, and that’s just the way it goes. We’ve another couple of guys on trial so we’ll have a look at them this week. We’re certainly getting there.”
Paul reckons his side’s victory over Newmains could have been even more emphatic.
Lang were already leading 2-1 when the Lanarkshire outfit were reduced to nine men.
But with a win in the bag, he’s not too fussed.
He said: “It’s a good start, there are some really good teams who did not get off to a winning start.
“If you get a couple of wins in a row you can start to stretch away.
“Newmains are a decent team. They will take points off teams this year, but we should probably have won by more.
“Obviously going down to nine men didn’t help them, but if you were a neutral watching the game you’d say we should have scored even more.”
He added: “I was really pleased with how the forwards played.”
Next up for Lang is a trip to Benburb. Along with Gartcairn, Lanark and Ashfield, Paul singled the Govan men out as major title contenders just last week.
They started their season with a 3-3 draw at Port Glasgow, and Paul reckons his side can lay down a marker with a win.
He said: “A win would really show people we are good side.
“It’s early days and, in the league we are in, three or four wins on the bounce can see you go from second bottom to second top.
“We showed it last season with Wishaw. We went on a run and ended up getting promoted.
“If we can get a win, that would be a really good step for us and show we are capable of going away and beating one of the best teams in the division.
“It will be a tough game on the Astroturf, but we have some decent ball players as well, so it should suit us.”
not long after the restart. Kilmartin and MacLeod both shot wide before they finally took the lead in the 65th minute.
Halford saved Davidson’s header, but Newman netted from the rebound.
The game reached boiling point in the 67th minute when United’s Dunlop received a second yellow card for one foul too many on MacLeod and was followed for an early shower by teammate McGauley who received his second booking for verbal abuse.
Davidson headed against the bar as Lang looked to kill the game, and they did so with 14 minutes left when Davidson set up Chalmers for a tap in. Lynch, Brogan, scanlon, Newman, McLaughlin, MacKey, MacLeod, Smith, Davidson, Kilmartin, Chalmers. Subs: Faulds, Gillan, McCluskey, Howie, Hudson.
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Numbers Paul McColl wants a few new faces in his squad