Paul McColl de­lighted with Lang so far

Rutherglen Reformer - - Cambuslang - Dou­glas Dickie

Paul McColl has ad­mit­ted Lang’s per­fect start of the sea­son has been be­yond his wildest dreams.

The Somervell men have taken nine points from nine and with the sea­son still in its in­fancy, they al­ready have a handy gap over some of their po­ten­tial cham­pi­onship ri­vals.

Their latest win saw them travel to Port Glas­gow and emerge with the points af­ter a 2-1 win.

And although he’s re­fus­ing to get car­ried away, Paul couldn’t hide his de­light at the suc­cess so far. He said: “I didn’t ex­pect this start. “I thought we’d do al­right, and there’s only three games gone but we al­ready have a wee lead over a few teams.

“By Christ­mas, if we keep do­ing al­right then you could be away from quite a few teams.

“But we’re not get­ting car­ried away. We were two up at half-time on Satur­day but should prob­a­bly have been a wee bit bet­ter.

“They missed a penalty and then got one with 10 sec­onds left, although it looked like a noth­ing penalty to me. It was a good re­sult but it could have been even bet­ter.”

Lang had tri­al­ist ‘ keeper Darryl Jones to thank for the win. The young­ster saved a first-half penalty hav­ing been drafted in to the squad at the last minute.

Lang have al­ready lost one goal­keeper, with John Mullen leav­ing, and with Matt Lynch in­jured, Paul is keen to get Jones tied down: “He’s ac­tu­ally a body builder, you should see the size of him.

“He’s a young boy and was rec­om­mended to us. Matt Lynch is in­jured and we don’t know when he’ll be fit, so we want to get him signed up.

“Mullen got in­jured and didn’t get in the team. I don’t think he was en­joy­ing it and wanted to leave, which is fair enough.”

Lang now face sec­ond place La­nark on Satur­day at Somervell, but they’ll be with­out Alex Smith who could miss up to eight weeks with a tear in his groin, and Ross Gil­lan, who has a swollen an­kle.

One player al­most cer­tain to start is Bob David­son, who im­pressed again on Satur­day with a goal and as­sist to his name.

Paul said: “Alex is a big boy, but he ripped some­thing when he col­lided with the ‘keeper. It could be eight to six weeks out.

“Ross got clat­tered and his an­kle is all swollen, so we’re strug­gling a bit for play­ers.”

“Bob has been bril­liant. He was away at a wed­ding last week but has come in and scored as well as set­ting one up. He’s got a bit of class about him.

“La­nark is a big game. They are do­ing re­ally well and were miss­ing their best player on Satur­day, who should be back this week. They are one of the favourites for the league, but we are at home so we’re the team to beat.”

In­flu­ence Bob David­son im­pressed again for Lang

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