Management thoughts on our League Cup progression.

Posted on Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Mike says –

“The League Cup aside we have 5 league games and 2 cup finals to fit in over the next few weeks and we have injuries, knocks, weddings, holidays and general fatigue to contend with. With that in mind a small part of me thought that going out of the League Cup yesterday and missing an additional few games wouldn’t have been the end of the world. I arrived at Ferguson Park and that silly notion disappeared in an instant. Now I missed us clinching the league title a week last Wednesday but I was at our King Cup game against Whitehill where we should have scored 5 against the home side yet ended up winning on penalties. In the away dressing room before the game I felt we had something to prove.

Both teams were short of one or two important players and the game showed that we have a better strength in depth than the Rosewell club. Chris and Jordan have featured from the bench regularly recently but yesterday Sean Wringe made his first and promising appearance. We’ll feature more of our Under 19’s in the remaining league games to both rest players but also to sound the younger players out and give them a chance on the bigger stage.

Apart from a 10 minute spell at the start of the second half yesterday I thought we controlled the game and played well on a very good surface. In their own way Gavin and Jack have risen to the challenge we face without Alex King’s drive in midfield and Gavin wore the captain’s armband in what was his 100th appearance for the club. We passed the ball well, created numerous chances and unlike the first of our quartet of games against Whitehill, we scored the goals our play deserved. We won’t meet Whitehill again this season but I expect to see a different team altogether next time round and a strong Rosewell club is good for our league.

Back to the loaves and fishes and our attention now turns to Tynecastle on Tuesday. It may appear to be a meaningless league game for us but it’s one in which the home club will be looking for a chance to get St Marks Park out of their heads. I wouldn’t use the word revenge but Tynecastle will think they have something to prove after their excellent performance in the East of Scotland Image Printers Cup Final floundered on a bizarre goalkeeping incident. Tynecastle are a very good side having a very good season but more of them and our game on Tuesday tomorrow.”


Next Fixture

Date: Saturday 20th April
Opponent: Bonnyrigg Rose
Venue:New Dundas Park
Competition: SPFL 2
Kick off: 3.00pm

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