Gowfers are on the hunt for silverware

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

GOWFERS’ manager Ian Gilzean is keen for his side to add some silverware to the trophy cabinet in the Scottish Emirates Junior Cup.

Tomorrow (Saturday), Panmure head to Murrayfield Park to play Blackburn United in the second round of the cup knowing the homesters will not make it easy for the Gowfers.

Mr Gilzean said: “Blackburn are doing quite well, they’ve won a few games in their league. It’ll be a tough game for us.

“The last couple of years we’ve not done that well in the Scottish Cup, just like in the last couple of years of the DJ Laing Cup, so it’ll do us good to get a run and get a result.”

Ian believes that a positive outlook will help the team regain their top form. He added: “If we approach the game in the right manner and perform well, if we can get into the right frame of mind, hopefully we’ll have enough quality on the pitch to see us through to the next round.”

Despite losing to Dundee North End in a last-minute friendly, any game is of benefit.

He said: “We took it on because it was probably better than training. We got a bit more out of it than just some running, especially for the ones who haven’t been playing.”

New signing Shaun Mclaren, who has been out of junior football for over a year and last played for Forfar Youths, made his debut on Saturday.

The boss said: “It was a tough game for him, in that he’s not played for a while, but he did well. He didn’t look out of place at all.”