KEY PLAY­ERS

Rutherglen Reformer - - U21s Cup Final Preview -

Ruther­glen Glen­cairn have strength and depth in their squad which has seen them per­form well in all com­pe­ti­tions this sea­son.

Here we take a look at some of the key play­ers who could play an im­por­tant part in Sun­day’s fi­nal.

Chris Trues­dale

Age: 20 Po­si­tion: Goal­keeper Pre­vi­ous clubs: Celtic, Hamil­ton Aca­dem­i­cal Goals: N/A Pro­file: His co-man­ager Alex McArthur rates him as the best goal­keeper in the west of Scot­land. And it’s hard to ques­tion why with the young­ster’s phe­nom­e­nal han­dling, kick­ing and great po­si­tional sense. The shot-stop­per, who has one year left at un­der 21 foot­ball, will play a vi­tal role in try­ing to keep out Bar­rhead’s at­tack­ing force.

Euan Conroy

Age: 22 Po­si­tion: De­fender Pre­vi­ous club: Partick This­tle Goals:0

Pro­file: Ruther­glen man Euan is the club cap­tain and has made over 116 ap­pear­ances in a Glens shirt in a five year pe­riod. De­scribed as a rock at the back by his coaches, the for­mer This­tle man has pace to keep up with speedy strik­ers and is strong in the tackle.

An­ton Phinn

Age: 19 Po­si­tion: Mid­fielder

Pre­vi­ous clubs: Col­lville Park, Queen’s Park. Goals: 29 Pro­file: The teenager is a promis­ing tal­ent imbed­ded in the team’s cen­tral mid­field area and is likely to be one to watch for the op­po­si­tion. He is ca­pa­ble of both scor­ing the spec­tac­u­lar and has the en­ergy to find an ac­cu­rate pass in the fi­nal stages of matches. An­ton, who re­cently had a trial with Dundee, has bags of abil­ity mixed with con­fi­dence which could give Glen­cairn the edge on Sun­day.

Njablo Ndlovu

Age: 22 Po­si­tion: Mid­fielder

Pre­vi­ous clubs: Fin­nart , East Stir­ling­shire, Mary­hill Goals: 13

Pro­file: Njablo, or Jabs as he is known by his team­mates, is highly re­garded by his coaches and is de­scribed as a mid­field power house.

His name will ring a bell with Glens fans as he has fea­tured for the first team in a hand­ful of matches this sea­son. No­tably, the fu­ture star had a great per­for­mance against Cly­de­bank.

The tal­ented cen­tral mid­fielder can be thrown into any sit­u­a­tion and dom­i­nates a mid­field whilst also be­ing great in the air.

The un­der 21s will be sad to see him move on next sea­son.

Goal­keeper Chris Trues­dale

Cen­tre Mid Njablo Ndlovu

Mid­fielder An­ton Phinn

De­fender Euan Conroy

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