Lang plot promotion tilt in first season back
Cambuslang Rangers manager Paul McColl insists his side will not be there to make up the numbers when they start in the Central League First Division.
The Lang squad will be together again on Saturday when pre-season training starts.
McColl believes he already has 20 players tied up for the new campaign.
And he is looking forward to getting started:“We’ve got a good squad.
“I’m not going to say we’re going to do this and we’re going to do that, but my aim isn’t just to stay in this league.
“The aim is to go up and be in the mix at the end of the season. That has got to be our aim, I wouldn’t be here otherwise.
“There is a jump from the second division. I saw that with Wishaw.
“It’s not a massive difference but teams are maybe better organised and play a bit more football which will suit us.
“No disrespect to the second division, but a lot of the teams there just lump the ball forward. You saw against Pollok, who let us play a bit , that we can play football.
“I’m hoping for a strong league cup section so we can take that form into the league.”
Paul has already tied up a number of last season’s squad for the new campaign, but he is holding off on announcing new signings until the players are registered.
Among those committing themselves to the Somervell outfit are Stuart and Bob Davidson, who impressed so much last term, as well as Neil Newman, Paul McLaughlin, Ryan McBeth and Ian Stewart.
Thomas Kilmartin and Jamie MacLeod will also stay at the club.
In terms of new faces, Paul said:“With pre-season starting we’ll have a few trialists coming in.
“There were a few clubs sniffing around the likes of Bob Davidson so it’s good we’ve been able to keep him.
“We’ve got a few players coming in from the under 21 ranks, a couple of central defenders, a left back and a right back.
“If you look at last season, it’s defensively we need to improve in. We lost too many goals last year. We didn’t seem to have any problems scoring goals.
“You are always wanting to add players, you are always looking to improve.
“We’ve got an under 21 striker coming in who scored a lot of goals last season and we’re in talks with a real, top quality goalkeeper.
“That means we’ll have two cracking goalkeepers and it will be hard to keep them both happy. It isn’t like other positions, one of them won’t get to play.”
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