Cambuslang Rangers are a more settled side than Glencairn going into Saturday’s cup clash according to manager Willie Harvey.
The Glens gaffer (pictured, right) reckons the new players at Somervell may have gelled well enough since their arrival to make life tough for his men this weekend.
On paper, Glencairn will be narrow favourites for the Sectional Cup tie but Harvey insisted form goes out the window when playing your local rivals.
He told the Reformer it was important for The Glens to get off to a perfect start.
“These games are always important because it’s your local rivals and they beat us last year. They were the only team to do that in the group and it ended up costing us it and we lost out on goal difference.”
“We’re playing nice football but we just need that killer touch.
“We’ve got a young team this year and we just hope that doesn’t go against us later in the season.”
The Glens lost 3-1 to Ashfield in what is set to be their final pre-season game before derby day.
Harvey said:“It was a worthwhile exercise. Pre-season results don’t matter a lot to me. We lost the game because the referee was very inept.
“We were poor defensively for the second goal and you can deal with mistakes but not referee errors.
“But I need to give him a wee break because he didn’t have any linesman and the lines at the side of the park were very fade.”
Glencairn were in the process of finding an alternative venue for their final pre-season game with Kirkintilloch Rob Roy before Saturday’s competitive fixture.
Due to work going on to the Celsius Stadium turf, Harvey admitted the match, set to take place tonight (Wednesday) was in doubt.