Dec 19 2012 By Douglas Dickie
Glencairn manager Willie Harvey will make changes for this week’s West of Scotland Cup second round tie at home to Forth Wanderers.
But he isn’t sure how many as none of his players had seen any action for nearly a month until Saturday’s win over Whitletts.
This weekend’s game, which has a 1.45pm kickoff, will be just Glens second game in the past five weeks.
And although he’s happy to be back in action, Willie admits it makes his decisions on who to play that little bit harder: “It gives us a chance to bring in guys who haven’t been playing in the league.
“But it’s difficult when you haven’t had any games, you’ve got to get the balance right.
“There are players who haven’t played for weeks and we want to get the whole squad involved.
“I would expect to make changes, maybe give one or two players an afternoon off, not because of performance, but just to get everyone a game.
“I would hope the game will go ahead.
“There is no big freeze forecast, our only problem might be if it rains heavily.
“We’ll get some canopies on the goalmouths and hopefully the game will go ahead.”
As for the game itself, Willie is expecting a tough tie despite Forth’s lowly league placing.
The Lanarkshire side are seventh in the central league second division, but have played just six league games all season, less than any other side in the West region.
And although the cups aren’t Willie’s priority, he is determined to build some momentum as the new year approaches.
He said: “Forth are a good team and they will give us a very hard game.
“They are always stuffy to play against and they work hard.
“They are a young team this year and that enthusiasm can cause you problems, especially in the first 20 minutes of games.
“We have a good mix of youth and experience and hopefully we’ll be in a position to combat them.”