Frost only concern at Laing Park

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

THE MAIN concern of Carnoustie Panmure manager Ian Gilzean is whether tomorrow’s match will go ahead or not, writes Brian Forsyth.

The boss was hugely disappointed that last week’s league match against Hill o’ Beath was called off and made the point that the Gowfers have only played one of the four scheduled matches in November.

However, he was philosophical, saying: “There is not a lot we can do about it. You just have to pick yourself up and get on with things.”

But Saturday was not a total loss as the players got a run-out on the Astroturf pitch at Dundee Indoor Sports Centre in a friendly against Forfar West End.

Ian said: “I wondered if we should take up the offer of a friendly but a match is always better than a training session so we went ahead. The guys got a good workout and although we lost, the scoreline was incidental.

“It also gave me a chance to go and watch Lochee United, who are the visitors to Laing Park on Saturday.” He is confident that the match will go ahead unless there is a major frost, in which case it could be doubtful.

Mr Gilzean went on: “Lochee are below us in the East Superleague, but have only played five games, so that does not mean very much.

“We have had some good games against them. Last season we played really well when we faced them but got nothing out of the game, so hopefully on this occasion we will play well and also take the points.”

He was pleased to report that everyone is fit and available to play.