Get behind Lang
Manager’s plea as team chase league title win
Call for locals to turn out for last home game
Cambuslang Rangers manager Paul McColl has called on the people of the town to support the club in their final home game of the season.
The Somervell Park side host relegationthreatened Forth Wanderers on Saturday (2pm) in what will be the team’s last tie on home soil before three crucial away matches.
The Lang currently lead the way at the top of the Central District First Division by five points but have played two games more than nearest rivals St Roch’s.
But McColl, who guided Cambuslang to promotion last season, would love to see the terracing packed with local faces to give the players a much needed lift.
He said: “We’ve got some really exciting players. Players who have played senior football and players who should be playing senior football too.
“We’ve scored a lot of goals this season. Obviously we can’t guarantee them on Saturday but we do need to win the game.
“It would be great for people to come down and support their local club for the last home game.
“Rangers and Celtic are playing the next day so why not come down and spend a fiver on the Lang?”
Back-to-back promotions and even a league title are still up for grabs for The Lang who are the highest goalscorers in the West region. McColl’s men have netted 80 times in the league this season, including 11 in their last three.
Chairman Billy Miller, who has supported his local club since he was aged eight, echoed McColl’s call to the people of Cambuslang.
He said: “It’s the local team, it’s part of the local community, it’s been here since 1899 and it’s won some wonderful trophies in the past. But it needs people to come and see us to take us back to the level we should be at.
“What I always say is, you get your Aberdeen, your Hearts, Celtic and Rangers but you never get close to those players like you do by coming to watch the juniors.
“It’s out of their hands but if we keep winning and the other teams drop points, we could be looking at at least a promotion or even being champions of that league which would be a great achievement.
“Paul McColl got us promoted first time of asking and we’ve got the chance of getting promoted again.
“Some of these young lads are excellent and if we can hold on to the core of them then we could do well in the next league, I have no doubt.
“We’ve played some lovely football over the season and have scored a lot of goals and that’s ultimately what fans want to see, not just scoring goals but the way we are scoring them.”
Admission on Saturday is £5 for adults and £2.50 for OAPs and children under the age of 16.
Goals galore Cambuslang host Forth this week and have been banging in the goals
Call to arms Paul McColl believes more support will give the players a lift