Panmure up for tomorrow’s cup match

Gowfers’ gaffer Alan McSkimming was disappointed that Saturday’s match against Camelon Juniors was called off due to a waterlogged Laing Park pitch.

He told GazetteSport: “It was disappointing, especially after the winning performance against Kelty Hearts the week before. We’ve been trying to get a little bit of momentum going again.

“The game was looking a little bit in doubt during the week after the torrential rain and ultimately that was what did the damage. We turned up at about 8 a.m. to see what the pitch was like and the guys had been working hard on it to get it ready.

“However, there was a channel right down the middle of the park which was absolutely saturated, your foot was almost immersed in water so it was unplayable.

“We had played two friendlies against senior teams - Montrose and Arbroath - in the previous weeks so we gave the boys the Saturday off. We regrouped and trained hard on the Monday night.”

The Gowfers will have a rest from searching for league points tomorrow (Saturday) when they welcome Montrose Roselea to Laing Park in the second round of the D.J. Laing East of Scotland Cup.

The boss went on: “We know that the winner of the tie will take on Blairgowrie at home and we are looking to progress past both of these rounds. It’s a cup competition we would like to do well in.

“The draw has been fairly kind to us so far and if we play to our capabilities I don’t think we will have too much to worry about.”

The manager has a full squad to choose from apart from Steven Nary who is still suffering from damaged ribs he sustained in a friendly.