Gowfers looking for redemption

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

PANMURE manager Ian Gilzean believes the players know it’s up to them to redeem themselves this weekend.

Following the 4-1 defeat at the hands of Camelon, Ian said: “That was terrible! I think that was the worst performance we’ve put together in the last two-and-a-half years.

“Certainly since Forfar West End, when we went up there and took seven. I wasn’t there that time but I heard it was bad. I think Saturday was on a par with that.

“There are reasons for it, but it comes down to a little bit of work-rate, desire, passion and hard work being needed. They need to work for each other and not accept things so easily.”

Post-match the players were in a reflective mood.

The boss said: “There wasn’t much said after the game. We talked about where we came from last season and where we’re trying to go this season.

“They know themselves they’d let themselves down. We can still turn this around this season, but we can’t do that it if we perform like we did on Saturday.”

Ian added: “We didn’t have enough players who were good enough. We only had one, two, maybe three boys who would get pass marks.

“If we have eight, nine or 10 playing their maximum we’ll win more games than we lose. We need to be better than that and the players know it.”

Tomorrow (Saturday) the Gowfers face Aberdeenshire side Hermes in the GA Cup.

Ian believes his squad will be fired up to make right their last showing. He said: “I don’t think there’s a lot of motivation needed. If we can perform to the level we are capable of then we’ve got a chance.”