Get be­hind Lang

Man­ager’s plea as team chase league ti­tle win

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Mur­ray Spooner

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

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