Rose don’t do ‘friendly’ matches

070112 Linlithgow roase manager Mark Bradley.
070112 Linlithgow roase manager Mark Bradley.
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Meadow won the West Super League Premier title in 2012 and although they finished fifth last season they will still be a tough team to beat.

Rose boss Mark Bradley expects that saying: “Irvine is a good game for us as they are Super League opposition and they have built a new side this season who will be out to impress their manager.

‘‘We know they will be in our faces from the start and it will be up to our 
players to be ready for the challenge.’’

While pre-season is all about getting players fitness levels up and building up confidence in the side, Bradley said results matter too.

After their record-breaking unbeaten run last season, Bradley said: ‘‘It is important to get results and to maintain that winning mentality. The players know that and we won’t allow slackness to creep in at Prestonfield.’’

The Rose travel to Ayrshire tomorrow to take on Irvine Meadow in a friendly ahead of the start of the new Super League season next weekend.