Harvey admits to dilemma
Rutherglen Glencairn boss Willie Harvey admits tonight’s Central League Cup match poses an interesting dilemma for both managers who have one eye on important weekend clashes.
The Glens are due to host Central District First’s St Roch’s in the third round of the competition this evening.
However, just as Harvey’s men look to complete their final league fixture away to Cumbernauld on Saturday, The Candy Rock play Larkhall – two teams vying for promotion in their league.
And due to both side’s having priorities towards league business, gaffer Harvey reckons it will be interesting to see who will take tonight’s clash more seriously. He said: “St Roch’s have been doing well the past couple of years and have got some real momentum now.
“They have a big game on Saturday the same as we have, so we’ll need to see who is more up for it on the night.
“The thing is, you can only play registered players in the cup and I don’t know how big their squad is. We’ll see at training what we’ve got and if there’s any injuries but I don’t expect too many changes from last week.”
The Glens rested key players for their second round Central League Cup tie against Shettleston last Wednesday.
And Harvey expected their hosts to go all out as their hopes of promotion remain slim. But four goals in the opening half an hour ended the game as a contest. Harvey said: “If you’re 4-0 up within 27 minutes the game is effectively finished.
“We did change the team about and played some of the players who haven’t been playing. But to be fair, the boys acquitted themselves very well and took their chances.
It’s not that these players are not good enough, it’s just we haven’t changed the team around that often because others have kept them out by playing so well.”
Harvey’s men also look forward to Saturday’s match with relegationthreatened Cumbernauld United.
The gaffer said: “We need to get to 47 points but first and foremost we need to do our part. Once we do that, we can sit back and keep our fingers crossed and see what happens.”
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