Business as usual, says Ian

Ian Gilzean manager of Carnoustie Panmure Football Club.
Ian Gilzean manager of Carnoustie Panmure Football Club.

THE GOWFERS will be hoping for blue skies and warmer weather this weekend if they are to break their run of missed matches, writes Johnston Ralston.

The cancellation of their home game against Lochee United on Saturday was always on the cards according to manager Ian Gilzean.

He said: “I’m not surprised. I think the game was on earlier in the week, but by the end of the week it was touch and go and then the frost came there was no chance.”

And their game against league leaders Linlithgow Rose tomorrow (Saturday) is also under threat. Speaking on Wednesday Ian said: “I don’t think it’s looking great at the minute, unless we can get a couple of days with a temperature of about four or five degrees.

“The ground is still rock hard and it doesn’t even soften up in the day. It needs to heat up on Friday if there’s going to be any chance of the game going ahead.

“We have to prepare as well as we can and prepare as if the game is going to take place.”

Should the game at Laing Park go ahead, Ian and the boys will be looking to build on their earlier performance against Linlithgow.

He said: “They’ve put a great run together. We played them in our first league game of the season and we gave a good account of ourselves. We should have beaten them. We created chances and didn’t take them. They’re a good side, you don’t sit top without being a good side.

“We played well down there this season and last and we’ve shown we can compete. I don’t think we have anything to fear from them.”