Har­vey ad­mits to dilemma

Rutherglen Reformer - - Juniors -

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.”

Dugout view Wil­lie Har­vey

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