Rose looking to end season with silver lining

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Linlithgow Rose take on Musselburgh Athletic at Prestonfield tonight as they look to end the season on a high with some silverware.

Victory over his old club will put Rose boss Davie McGlynn’s side into the semi-finals of the Fife & Lothians Cup.

And while he says that his priority will always be the league, McGlynn admitted it would be a great boost to mark his first season at the club with a trophy.

He said: “Rome wasn’t built in a day and it was always going to take time to turn things around. But we’re getting there.”

Victory will set up a semi-final clash with newly crowned East Superleague champions Bonnyrigg Rose - another of his old clubs -at Prestonfield next Wednesday.

McGlynn, who only left Bonnyrigg last summer, was quick to congratulate his old side on their success.

But after taking six points from wins over Fauldhouse and Carnoustie - the latter win ensuring Rose will finish the season with the league’s only unbeaten home record - McGlynn is aiming to finish as close to them as possible by winning their last two away league games at St Andrews and Kelty.

He said: “Since we won 2-0 at Bonnyrigg early in the season, the run they have been on is phenomenal and they are worthy champions.

“The league table doesn’t lie. I brought a lot of the players to Bonnyrigg and they are a great bunch of boys who deserve their success.

“But after taking another six points we want to finish as high as we can.

“Bo’ness can’t catch us now so it’s between us and Kelty for second place and hopefully we can get it.

“But firstly we have the Musselburgh match. We only beat them 1-0 in the league with a late goal and they will make it difficult for us.

“But if we are prepared for the match and approach it in the proper manner then I would expect us to come through.

“It’s a great achievement to go through the season unbeaten at home. It’s a great surface at Prestonfield and that has undoubtedly helped us.”