Players commit toThreave
Threave Rovers manager Scott Wilby was busy this weekend, despite the club’s home fixture against Heston Rovers on Saturday falling foul of the weather.
After Meadow Park’s playing surface failed an inspection following heavy overnight rain, the players had a training session and no fewer than eleven also committed their future to the club.
As well as manager Scott Wilby, the club signed extensions for Steven Couper, Grant Middlemiss, Jake Gemmell, Jack McMurdo, Sean Milligan, Liam Patterson, Ben Irving, Bryce Wilson, Connor Jamieson and Ryan Nish.
Boss Wilby said: “We managed to sit down with the players and get some extensions signed which is a real boost for the club and shows that things are going well on and off the pitch for the club.
“It would have been a massive three points for us with it being so tight at the top of the table.
“We’ve got some games in hand, but it’s very hard to play
Wednesday and Saturday so we need to get some games on.”
After the weekend’s fixtures, Threave now sit in third position in the South of Scotland table, two points behind joint leaders Bonnyton Thistle and Lochar Thistle but enjoy games in hand on both sides.
The Castle Douglas side head to Abbey Vale this weekend in the league aiming to make up some ground on some of their title rivals at the top.
Wilby added: “We’ve got some games in hand now but it’s very difficult to play Wednesday and Saturday.
“All we can do is worry about ourselves and play well because there isn’t much between teams and so if we drop our level and Abbey Vale raise theirs, they’ll win the game.
“We saw it earlier in the season when we went to Kelty, played really well and won, and then went to Heston, didn’t perform and lost.
“We seem to struggle against Abbey Vale and they’re a well set up outfit. They’re possibly in a similar position to us in that they haven’t played as many games as some of the others in the league and they’ve done really well away from home in particular.”
The club also sealed an appearance in the semi finals of the Tweedie Cup last week after defeating Creetown 2-1, with the crunch fixtures set to come flooding in over the coming weeks.
“There are a lot of experienced players and winners in the squad and I’m hoping that they’ll be driving the younger players in the squad on, not just in terms of the Abbey Vale at the weekend, but over the rest of the season as well.”