Need to sharpen up, says Ian

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

GOWFERS’ gaffer Ian Gilzean wants his side to be more ruthless in the final third, writes Johnston Ralston.

Following their early exit from the East of Scotland Cup on Saturday at Warout Stadium the boss was not best pleased with his squad’s performance.

He said: “I don’t think we played really well at all. We defended well but attacking wise we were a bit short of what we can do.

“We didn’t really carry the threat going forward that our attacking players can do. We’ve got to improve on that for the rest of the season.”

A dearth of competitive matches would not have helped matters. Ian admitted: “That may have had something to do with not having a competitive game in a few weeks so hopefully on Saturday we’ve managed to get that game out of our system and move on.

“We didn’t look as sharp as we had done previously. Sometimes a good break is good for you and sometimes it’s not.

“On Saturday it didn’t look like it had done so well for us.”

Ian will hope Panmure is over the hump and can get back on form tomorrow (Saturday) when they face second bottom Musselburgh Athletic at Laing Park.

He said: “Musselburgh have struggled this season. They were down at the bottom with us last term in the relegation zone and they are there again this season. But they made it hard for us in both games last season and if we play like we did on Saturday they will make it very difficult for us again.

“Pace and options are normally really good for us and if we can bring that back to the table we’ll have nothing to fear.”