Fresh legs for threadbare Rob Roy?

Rossvale v Kirkintilloch Rob Roy at Petershill Park, Springburn 6.8.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Rossvale v Kirkintilloch Rob Roy at Petershill Park, Springburn 6.8.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

ROB Roy manager Jimmy Lindsay is set to make two new signings for the Kirkintilloch club this week.

Rob Roy travel to Kilsyth Rangers tonight (Wed) in a League Cup winner-takes-all clash (kick-off 6.45pm) before welcoming Clydebank to Kirkintilloch on Saturday in the Super League (kick-off 2pm).

Lindsay confirmed after Saturday’s 5-2 win over Rossvale in the League Cup he’s looking to secure a Scottish senior first division player on loan and sign a junior player currently with another team.

The Rabs boss has brought in goalkeeper Stephen Robertson from Alloa Athletic and defender Mark Thomas from Livingston United – both of whom were unused substitutes against Rossvale -– but says fresh reinforcements are a priority.

Lindsay said: “The squad’s thin, we do need to add to it.”

History was made on Saturday with the first ever junior football match between two East Dunbartonshire clubs and Lindsay was impressed with Bishopbriggs side Rossvale – whose young team ran Rob Roy far closer than the scoreline suggests.

He said: “They didn’t half give us a game. They were really up for it and we scored against the run of play.

“As I said to the boys, you need to win the battle before you win the war.

“Our fitness – and quality – pulled us through in the end but Rossvale will have benefited from that game.”

Jimmy added: “Overall I’m happy with the performance, but we know when it comes to the league competition we’ll need more.”

Rossvale manager Ian Gray said: “I’m disappointed because 5-2 doesn’t reflect the game in any way, shape or form. We scored two really good goals but each of theirs was conceded cheaply.”

Ian added: “I’m really pleased with the players - the bigger picture is this will really help in getting them ready for the league season.”

Rossvale conclude their League Cup campaign with a visit to Dunipace tonight, Wednesday, (kick-off 6.45pm) before beginning the league season with a trip to Maryhill on Saturday (kick-off 2pm).

* Rob Roy have confirmed their new jersey sponsors for this season will be www.kirky-rangers.co.uk after agreeing a deal with Kirkintilloch Rangers Supporters Club.