Un­likely to progress from group

Rutherglen Reformer - - Juniors -

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

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