“We’re in good shape,” says McSkimming

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It’s a second chance at silver tomorrow (Saturday) as the Gowfers welcome West Calder to Laing Park for their Scottish Junior Cup replay.

Following the 0-0 draw last week Carnoustie still have it all to play for, although manager Alan McSkimming is hoping for a little clemency from the weather.

He said: “The game last week was probably spoiled a bit by the gale force winds, the conditions weren’t great and to be honest it was probably the biggest impact on the game.

“Over the piece I think a draw was a fair result, chances were few and far between. I’m slightly disappointed we didn’t take care of business as we probably had 80 per cent of the possession but we lacked a bit of composure in front of the goal.”

The boss remains confident his side will emerge victorious and welcomes the replay. He said: “Coming down the road after the game on Saturday the most important thing for us was that we were still in the draw and on Saturday (tomorrow) we will have the advantage of playing at home.

“We’re looking forward to the game as usual and we expect to win. I don’t see them giving us any surprises.”

Liam Scott is still on the long term injury list and Kev Cumming is still struggling with an ankle knock he picked up three weeks ago against Fauldhouse United, but otherwise Panmure have a full squad to choose from in their quest to pick up some silverware.

Alan said: “We’ve had a good week in training so that gives us a few thoughts for the game and how to set it up.

“We’re in good shape for the replay and we’re all looking forward to it.”