The quality is there, says Ian

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

PANMURE manager Ian Gilzean is not letting the end of his team’s unbeaten run dampen his expectations for the club.

Although their seven-game unbeaten streak came to an end against Lochee United on Saturday, for Ian it was more of a performance blip than a lack of quality.

He said: “We went and made a bit of an error when we stood back instead of going forward.

“I don’t think we created too much in the way of chances, both goals were a bit soft from our point of view.”

There were a few Gowfers’ stalwarts missing on the day, with Robert Hendry unavailable, Kev Cumming on a course and Calum Watson still out with a rib injury he sustained against Musselburgh last week.

However, for Ian, this should have made no difference to the result. He explained: “It’s one of those things, but we had enough quality, enough bodies, for a win. It went against us a little bit but we still had enough to get a result. It was like we sort of switched to defence and eased off the pressure and that invited them to come up a bit.

“That’s something we’ll look back on and try not to make that mistake again in the couple of games left.”

There are still two games to play and only three points needed to keep Panmure up, with a rest this weekend hopefully giving injured players like Calum Watson and Josh Perera a chance to heal.

Ian said: “We know we still need three points and I still believe we’ve got a great chance of winning. I’m feeling confident for next Saturday, I always feel confident, I believe we’ve got enough good players and everything is there.”