McColl hopes freescoring Liam is ‘the spark’
Cambuslang Rangers manager Paul McColl believes his newest signing could prove to be the catalyst in the club’s search for back-to-back promotions.
Liam Gormley took the plaudits yet again after his four goals helped The Lang to an 8-0 win over Johnstone on Saturday.
The striker joined from Super Premier outfit Kilbirnie Ladeside this month and immediately impressed with five goals on his debut last weekend.
But his new boss is not just happy to see him scoring on the pitch, he is also delighted to have him around Somervell Park.
“He is going to help us,”McColl said when asked about a possible promotion push.“Liam has done really well, he’s quiet and causes no problems. I don’t get any hassle from him. I think he’s just glad to be back playing after being at Kilbirnie and we were happy enough to take him.
“He made a few of the goals himself so it’s not as if they were all laid on a plate for him.
“He’s only young and if he keeps scoring goals like that someone will come in for him.”
Commenting on his side’s hammering of Burgh, McColl added:“We weren’t expecting to score eight again but it could have been more.
“In the first half it was a fairly even game but we probably had the more chances.
“In the second half we just ran over the top of them. They just couldn’t deal with us.
“We were probably a lot fitter but they have a young team too and are not a bad side.”
Despite manager Paul McColl’s warning to fans not to expect eight goals every week, Johnstone Burgh were the second team in a row to be on the end of another Lang hammering.
New signing Liam Gormley partnered a rejuvenated Thomas Kilmartin in attack and Ryan McBeth was restored to the midfield with Connor Boylan on the bench.
Burgh were in the game for the opening 45 minutes but it was a stunning second-half performance that did the damage, with some of the best football played at Somervell for many years.
The Lang started brightly and almost went ahead through Kerr but his header went just over the bar.
Johnstone had a rare attack when their striker waltzed past some half-hearted attempts to tackle him but he sliced his effort wide from a promising position.
The deadlock was broken on 37 minutes through Gormley. He rose high in the box to Nine in two Liam Gormley slams home another goal to add to his tally
Delighted Paul McColl