McColl: Lang will go for double
Cambuslang Rangers manager Paul McColl insists his side will be going all out to win a second piece of silverware this season.
The Lang, who capped their league campaign by winning the championship last week, will face Central District Second Division champions Glasgow Perthshire in the Evening Times Cup semifinal tonight, Wednesday.
Both teams topped their respective divisions and were automatically guaranteed a spot in the tournament which involves all west regional champions from the five leagues.
The Shire, who lost only four games in their league all season, will prove a stubborn test for McColl and Co.
But McColl is adamant his team will not have taken their foot off the gas after putting all their energy into last week’s 4-3 victory over Neilston .
He said: “Our season is not over yet. We still have the semi-final to play and I’ll be taking this seriously.
“It’s a chance of a cup final and a chance to get a good crowd and money into the club which would help.
“It’s the chance to play at Newlandsfield [home of Pollok FC] in a cup final and I don’t know when the last time that happened.
“Perthshire haven’t played in a few weeks but they are a strong side and they’ll go out to win this one as well.”
Billy Adams’ Shire were tasked with playing a preliminary round in the cup with Ayrshire District League champions Darvel Juniors for a place in the last four against The Lang.
The boss revealed his side had not played in a couple of months and were lacking bodies for the tie last round.
Paul said: “We had played only one game in the eight weeks leading up to it so it speaks volumes about the players that they have managed to maintain their fitness levels and competitive edge.
“We were only able to name two substitutes because five regulars were missing for various reasons so to get through to the semi-final is a real achievement in the circumstances.”
Going into tonight’s 7.30pm kick off at Keppoch Park, Perthshire are a team in form with only two defeats in the last 10 games (seven wins). They have scored 27 and conceded eight.
Cambuslang have only won five of their last 10 matches (three defeats), scoring 30 goals and conceding 17.