Bosshails Rus­sell’s Jags­de­but

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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

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