Tough test ahead as Lang re­turn from win­ter break

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

Cam­bus­lang Rangers boss Paul McColl hopes the win­ter break has not soft­ened his play­ers up too much as they aim to get back to win­ning ways.

Lang’s 1-0 de­feat to ti­tle chal­lengers St Roch’s put a halt to their un­beaten home league run of eight games be­fore the two-week lay­off.

The play­ers have been en­joy­ing a well-earned rest over the fes­tive pe­riod but will be back in ac­tion on Satur­day, away to Greenock Ju­niors in a 1.45pm kick-off.

Boss Ste­vie Mooney and Co are hov­er­ing above the rel­e­ga­tion zone in the Cen­tral District First but could move up to mid-ta­ble with a win and if other re­sults swing their way.

McColl, whose side de­feated Greenock 2- 0 at Somervell in Septem­ber’s fix­ture, said: “It will be a tough game. We beat them last time but they are pretty de­cent.

“They’ve brought a new man­ager in who has them well drilled and they will be well up for it.

“They did well in the league cup and they are a de­cent enough side.

“I would say their po­si­tion in the ta­ble is prob­a­bly a bit false. They’re in a po­si­tion where if they win two or three games they can be up into the top half. “Hope­fully their big park will suit us. “The break doesn’t help but hope­fully the boys haven’t eaten or drank too much.

“For some rea­son a lot of teams are quite sim­i­lar in the way they play but there are no easy games in this league.”

Cam­bus­lang de­fender Robert Halliday is likely to miss the match at the Raven­scraig Sta­dium due to a knee in­jury but could be avail­able for se­lec­tion in the next fix­ture at home to Forth Wan­der­ers.

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