‘Lang and Glens hope to be back in ac­tion

McColl and Har­vey ready to weather storms

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports Round-up - Mur­ray Spooner

Ju­nior foot­ball has been washed out over the last two months but both man­agers at Cam­bus­lang Rangers and Ruther­glen Glen­cairn are ready to strike when they get back to play­ing.

Paul McColl was happy with his Lang side’s per­for­mances be­fore the en­forced break and hopes to keep up the league form that has helped them push for a pro­mo­tion spot in the Cen­tral Dis­trict sec­ond di­vi­sion.

His side travel to East Kil­bride This­tle this week­end and he hopes their game goes ahead.

McColl said: “The weather is ob­vi­ously killing foot­ball just now but we’ll need to see how it goes.

“It’s dis­ap­point­ing not to have had a game for three weeks. There’s noth­ing you can do about the weather.”

Turn­ing his at­ten­tion to this week­end’s match, he added: “East Kil­bride are go­ing well this sea­son.

“They were near the top un­til they had points de­ducted so it will be a hard game.We’ll see how it goes but I don’t think the East Kil­bride park holds the wa­ter too well. “All our in­juries have cleared up. “I think there are only two still out in­clud­ing Ryan McBeth who is do­ing a bit of run­ning and is only a week away from com­ing back.

“We’ve al­most got a full squad to pick from.

“The boys have been at train­ing and work­ing hard.

“I’ve been quite happy with our sea­son so far. I aimed to be in the top three by Christ­mas and that’s where we are just now.

“I think we have a couple of games in hand over New­mains and we’re five points be­hind La­nark who are top.We’re do­ing okay this sea­son. A couple of games we haven’t been so good and it would have been good to have won in the cup.

“But with a couple of wins in the league you just never know.

“There’s noth­ing guar­an­teed, we’ve still got a lot of games to go.”

Ruther­glen Glen­cairn boss Wil­lie Har­vey is doubt­ful his side’s game will go ahead but in­sists his play­ers will be pre­pared if the match does beat the weather.

He said: “It says it all when some of the SPL games are get­ting called off.

“It’s frus­trat­ing be­cause you are try­ing to get a bit of mo­men­tum and then you have three home games in a row and you look to pick up points there.

“We’ve won two out of the past three games and that’s six points won away from home so that is en­cour­ag­ing.”

Glen­cairn’s youth sides have picked up some im­pres­sive re­sults in their re­spec­tive leagues in­clud­ing their un­der 21s who still re­main un­beaten.

Wil­lie has been im­pressed with how well each of the young Glens have played this sea­son.

He said: “I saw the 21s a few weeks ago and they were out­stand­ing.

“They have had two draws in the past few weeks but they still re­main un­beaten.

“The youth teams are do­ing well and long may it con­tinue.”


Cam­bus­lang man­ager Paul McColl

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