Cam­bus­lang Rangers are a more set­tled side than Glen­cairn go­ing into Satur­day’s cup clash ac­cord­ing to man­ager Wil­lie Har­vey.

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports - Mur­ray Spooner

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.

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