Bosshails Russell’s Jagsdebut
East Kilbride Thistle boss Alan Paterson believes Barry Russell has given everyone a lift at the Showpark.
The defender, who joined on a one-month loan from East Kilbride FC last week, impressed on his debut in Saturday’s 1-1 draw away to Glasgow Perthshire.
And he even had a hand in Thistle’s last-gasp equaliser, launching the long throw that Ross Gillan turned home in stoppage time.
Paterson said:“Barry was quality on Saturday and he’s played a part in the goal as well,soIwasdelightedwithhim.
“You could see the effect he had on the defenders around him at the back. They went and won everything and followed his example.
“Seeing Barry steaming into tackles, it gives everyone a lift because it shows his desire and his influence rubbed off on the rest of the team.”
The Jags now host Kello Rovers in the first round of the West of Scotland Cup on Saturday, looking for their first win since a 1-0 victory over Montrose Roselea in the Junior Cup on September 29.
Paterson added:“Kello play a league above us, but they are in need of a win as well [having won once in 12 league games].
“This is a chance to get a win that can kick-start our season.”
Impressed Alan Paterson