Man­ager is fu­ri­ous as send­ing-off proves so costly

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors - Dou­glas Dickie

Cam­bus­lang Rangers boss Paul McColl has ad­mit­ted he was fu­ri­ous with Ryan MacKey af­ter he was sent off in Satur­day’s match with La­nark.

MacKey saw red just min­utes af­ter putting Lang in the lead, and Paul was in no mood to make ex­cuses for the chal­lenge that led to the send­ing off.

He said: “He scored his first goal for us and then goes and does that.

“I let my feel­ings be known at full time. He’s let him­self down, he’s let ev­ery­one down.

“I think we would have kept our 100-per-cent record if he had stayed on the park, I’m so dis­ap­pointed in him.

“Ryan’s gut­ted about it — and he should be.

“It’s not on, he was sent off a few weeks ago as well, so he needs to get a grip of him­self.

“Ryan isn’t a young boy, he’s nearly 30 and is an ex­pe­ri­enced player.

“He just sees the red mist at times. If he keeps do­ing it, he’ll find him­self out the team. He’s sus­pended now for three weeks but he could find him­self on the side­lines for longer.”

Paul felt his side had taken con­trol of the game just as MacKey was sent for his early bath.

The gaffer said: “It was an even game. They started well, then we came into it. Ob­vi­ously our man gets sent off and that changes ev­ery­thing. “Be­fore that, I couldn’t see us get­ting beaten. We were in con­trol, but it’s gone against us on the day.

“They had some legs in their side and have just run over us in the fi­nal 20 min­utes.

“It’s dis­ap­point­ing but we’re still only a point off the top. Un­der nor­mal cir­cum­stances we would prob­a­bly have seen the game out.”

De­spite Lang’s great start, Paul has been busy adding to his squad and last week snapped up no fewer than five new play­ers.

Goal­keeper Darryl Jones signed up along with for­mer Glen­cairn man Brian Welsh, for­mer Ross­vale for­ward Chris Gor­don, Graham Hud­son — who joins up from the am­a­teur ranks — and Stu­art David­son, brother of Bob.

With no game this week­end, the new men will have another week to bed in, but Paul would far rather see them in ac­tion.

“We needed these guys in, we’ve still got quite a few out in­jured,” he said.

“I would have liked to play, just to get back into it af­ter the loss.

“We’ll try to get a friendly ar­ranged. Af­ter that, we’ve got Ash­field away and then Shotts (in the West of Scot­land Cup), so there are two hard games.

“That’s why we need to carry a squad of 20.

“I don’t want a sit­u­a­tion where we’ve only got 13 play­ers like we did at Port Glas­gow, that’s not on.

“We’re look­ing at bring­ing in another loan sign­ing in the next few weeks as well.”

Frus­tra­tion McColl was livid at los­ing the100 per cent start

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