PANMURE manager Ian Gilzean is determined their week off will not interrupt their success on the field, writes Johnston Ralston.
The gaffer made sure his players didn’t waste their time off. He said: “It was disappointing the game was off but there’s not a lot you can do about that. All we can do is look forward to Saturday.
“We got the boys in for a bit of training and we got a good bit done, some small sided games and some runs. It was better than giving them the day off.”
This was Panmure’s first weather-based call-off this season, and probably won’t be the last either, but Ian has accepted the situation.
He said: “I think it’s the climate we live in. We don’t live in the Med so we are going to have waterlogged and frozen pitches. We’ll just have to deal with it unless we move to summer football.
“That’s up to the powers that be to decide, so until then we’ll just keep playing the way we have been.”
Tomorrow (Saturday), the Gowfers travel to Fairlie Street, Falkirk, to meet Camelon Juniors in a league match.
Ian said: “I think they’re one of the better teams in the league. I was impressed when they played us in both games last season.
“They pass the ball well, they’ve got good movement and they’re quite clinical. It’ll be a good game for us to get into and continue our run.”
Although Panmure lie fifth, the league is very tight with only a handful of points separating the teams. Ian said: “There’s a group of six teams on 10 to 13 points and then there’s a bit of a gap. We want to continue going forward and heading up the table. We don’t want to start dropping down, we want to stay with the pack.”