Future in our hands, says Ian

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

THE PRESSURE is starting to build for Panmure with only two games left and three points needed, but manager Ian Gilzean remains cool.

A free week gave the Gowfers a chance to regroup ahead of their home game against Bo’ness United tomorrow (Saturday).

Which is just as well considering that Josh Perera, Calum Watson, Mike McIlravey and Brian Clark have all picked up knocks in recent weeks and left some question about their readiness for Saturday.

Ian said: “We thought it was better to give them a weekend off, and let the boys who have taken a knock have a bit of a rest. Hopefully we should have a good squad.

“At this stage in the season we’re not going to do a lot with them.”

Their last game against fourth placed Bo’ness ended in a draw, and Ian is confident of the outcome.

He said: “I feel great. It’s a game we’ve got to look forward to and the chance it gives us to get the points we need.

“We have got to try and win every game, otherwise it’s just not worth turning up. If we come up short at the end of the day, we come up short.

“The boys know there are only two games left and they need three points.”

Ian added: “I think the boys know that when chances come they have to be a bit ruthless and they need to defend better. When we do everything right we are fine.

“As I said the boys know what we’ve got to do. We know what’s at stake, if we get nothing in either game then we are relegated.

“It’s still in our hands and it’s up to us to make it happen.”