Unlikely to progress from group
Rutherglen Glencairn manager Willie Harvey admits he has not given up hope but is doubtful his team will qualify for next round of the Sectional League Cup.
The Glens boss was returning from his holiday and missed Saturday’s 2-1 loss, leaving assistant Joe Pryce in charge.
But after watching the highlights, Harvey believes Cambuslang will win the section and thinks it will be difficult for his side to progress after the worst possible start.
He said:“It is very unlikely that we will qualify from the section with Cambuslang having won 6-0 and then 4-3. They are now six points ahead and have a plus seven goal difference. So it’s unlikely we’ll catch them.
“That’s not me giving up though, that’s me being realistic.”
Saturday’s result away to Vale of Clyde was The Glens’fourth loss in a row after suffering pre-season friendly defeats to Kilbirnie Ladeside, Glenafton and Hurlford.
Two corner kicks in the first half which were headed into the net by Vale’s Ian Chisholm left Harvey frustrated as he had seen his side concede the same sort of goals in previous matches.
He said:“I am very disappointed in my defenders. We’ll need to have a conversation with them but I won’t get much time to do that between now and Wednesday. The goals we are losing are identical so it is something we need to assess and address.
“We lost the same type of goals against Glenafton and Hurlford but we certainly shouldn’t be losing these goals to Vale of Clyde.
“It’s just not good enough and it’s fair to say I am not happy with that result.”
The Glens are now targeting three wins from three to try and scrape second place in the group, starting with tonight’s fixture against Blantyre followed by a trip to the Showpark to play East Kilbride.
Harvey added:“They’ve got to go out and perform and win and get a result, it’s as simple as that.
“We need to start winning games and get the confidence back.
“Whether it’s in a friendly or in the cup, we need to get that winning mentality back.”
Disappointed Willie Harvey