Vale of Clyde first up in League Cup

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports - Mur­ray Spooner

Cam­bus­lang Rangers gaffer Paul McColl says his team won’t be tak­ing tonight’s op­po­si­tion lightly as they gear up for the first com­pet­i­tive game of the sea­son.

The Lang host Vale of Clyde in the open­ing match of the Cen­tral Sec­tional League Cup (kick-off 6.45pm).

Ian Cur­rie’s men are the low­est ranked team in the group which in­cludes Ruther­glen Glen­cairn, East Kil­bride This­tle, Blan­tyre Vic­to­ria and Cam­bus­lang.

And after three straight de­feats in three pre-sea­son en­coun­ters, McColl knows the Cen­tral District Sec­ond Di­vi­sion club will be hop­ing to take ad­van­tage of the hosts bad run of form.

The Somervell Park boss said:“On Wed­nes­day we have Vale of Clyde. They have al­ways been good and it’s al­ways dif­fi­cult against them.

“There is no point say­ing it is go­ing to be easy just be­cause they are a league or two be­low us. There are no easy games.

“The Glens and us are prob­a­bly the favourites to win the group but the favourites are not al­ways the ones who go on to win ev­ery­thing.

“East Kil­bride had a good re­sult against Arthurlie last week so they are look­ing a de­cent side, and I don’t know too much about Blan­tyre.

“We are still look­ing to give guys game time but we will still want to put out a strong team.”

The Lang are due to play East Kil­bride This­tle on Satur­day, 2pm, be­fore short jour­neys away to Blan­tyre, Au­gust 12, and Glen­cairn on Au­gust 16.

Up­com­ing fix­tures can be found at http://www.scot­tishfa.co.uk/sjfa/.

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