Lang so near to title
McColl targets league title win
Promotion secured and trophy in sight
Cambuslang Rangers have secured promotion to the Super Leagues but manager Paul McColl insists the job is only half done.
The Somervell Park boss has guided the club to back-to-back promotions for the first time in 26 years as they head into their final league game on Saturday.
Larkhall Thistle’s 2-1 victory over St Roch’s at the weekend meant both The Jags and Cambuslang were guaranteed a spot in the Super First Division next season.
And now The Lang have the chance to cap a wonderful campaign by winning the league on Saturday at Neilston Juniors.
But only a victory will do for McColl whose side are three points behind Larkhall with a far superior goal difference than Dunky Sinclair’s men.
McColl was at Neilston’s last match when news filtered through that his side had won promotion.
He said: “It feels brilliant. I knew one of the teams would win because they had to but at 2-1 you just never knew. A draw would have been no use.
“It has been a great effort from all the players and the management team, it’s not just me.
“At the start of the season we set our sights on a little higher than staying in the league but I didn’t expect us to get promoted.
“The players have got us there, they have been excellent, every last one of them.
“We’ve scored 90 goals this season so I think we deserved to go up. It would have been harsh if we didn’t given that we were the highest scorers in the West Region.”
McColl and his assistant James Kerr are in the process of organising a bus to take the players and staff to the game. A few of the club’s loyal supporters will also get the chance to travel with the team in the hope they get to hold the trophy on their way back to Cambuslang.
The Lang gaffer highlighted the goals his team have scored had played a key role in getting the club back to where they belong but also hailed the fans for their support over the season.
He said: “The goals we’ve score is what’s got us promoted so hopefully we score a few more on Saturday.
“We’ll try and get as many as we can for those fans because they are what gets you over the line some weeks. This is for them, for the ones who have stood in the rain and travelled to the those poor stadiums.”
He added: “Neilston will want to spoil the party. They won’t want another team to win the league on their park, I wouldn’t want a team to win it at ours.
“We have our player of the year dance on Saturday night so we’ll do our best to bring home a winners medal and a trophy to the town.”
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