Cup game could be slip-up for Glen­cairn

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Back Page - Mur­ray Spooner

Glen­cairn gaffer Wil­lie Har vey ad­mit­ted that tonight’s Cen­tral League Cup tie at home to Larkhall This­tle is a po­ten­tial ba­nana skin.

With an in­jury-hit squad, the Cel­sius Sta­dium boss knows he’ll have to field a weak­ened team and it may give the Cen­tral First side the ad­van­tage.

To add to The Glens’ dilemma, the un­der-21s, who have fea­tured in the se­nior team reg­u­larly through­out the sea­son, have a West of Scot­land Cup fi­nal at the week­end.

And Har­vey may want to leave them out of the squad to pre­vent them from pick­ing up any in­juries.

“They’ve got the cup fi­nal on Satur­day so it wouldn’t be fair to them to play them and for them to pick up an in­jury,” Har­vey said.

“Larkhall have a good man­ager, good play­ers, who are very pacy, and they could cause us prob­lems at our park if some of the boys are tired.

“It’s a ba­nana skin but if I had a full com­pli­ment of play­ers I would have ex­pected to beat them.”

Glen­cairn fin­ished their sea­son off with two games against top four op­po­si­tion.

A draw at Cly­de­bank was fol­lowed by a 4- 1 de­feat to Kil­win­ning Rangers that ended their sea­son and a run of thir­teen games in six weeks.

The Glens will be keep­ing an eye on the Cum­nock Ju­niors v Cum­ber­nauld United re­sult tonight to see if they will end the sea­son in the top half of the ta­ble.

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