‘We’re getting there’ says Linlithgow boss McGlynn

Manager David McGlynn, right,says his side will have to be 'on their guard' against Penicuik
Manager David McGlynn, right,says his side will have to be 'on their guard' against Penicuik

Rose will be at full strength for visit of Penicuik tomorrow.

Having drawn their opening two McBookie.com East Superleague matches Rose got their first win of the campaign with a 2-0 success at Bonnyrigg last Saturday.

And they followed that up on Wednesday by beating Fauldhouse by the same score and move up to second in the table, just a point behind leaders Carnoustie Panmure.

McGlynn has acknowledged that it will take time for his new-look side to gel following the substantial changes to the playing squad during the summer.

But he says he has seen plenty of signs over the past two games that his players are on the right track.

He said: “We have been doing great and we’re getting there.

“We’re not in full flow yet but we are putting results together and looking a bit more like it.

“On Saturday we played very, very well against a good Bonnyrigg side. To go there and limit them to just one chance was very, very pleasing.

“Against Fauldhouse we totally dominated and when they had their goalkeeper sent off it became a possession game and it was just a case of keeping the ball and making them run.

“It’s always awkward playing against 10 men and they worked a lot harder after the sending off. But we got the two goals and probably could have scored a lot more but keeping another clean sheet was very important as well.”

Next up for McGlynn’s men is a home match against Penicuik Athletic and the Rose boss says he’s taking nothing for granted against a side who won 2-1 on their last visit to Linlithgow.

He said: “Penicuik also won at Prestonfield early on last season and we know how important it is to get our home form right if we are to challenge the way we want to this season.

“Penicuik will also be licking their wounds after they were beaten 3-0 by Bonnyrigg on Wednesday so we will have to be on our guard.”

Apart from long-term injury victims Alex King and Colin Strickland, Rose should have a full squad to choose from for Saturday’s clash.