Rabs win promotion, but do it the hard way

Assistant Manager Paul Ronald.
Assistant Manager Paul Ronald.

It was a long time coming but Rob Roy have finally won promotion to the Super Premier League after nail biting play-off games last week.

Assistant manager Paul Ronald said it had been a bit of an emotional roller coaster, but they triumphed in the end beating Shotts Bon Accord 2-0 on Tuesday and 2-1 on Thursday to win 4-1 on aggregate. The Rabs needed four points from these last two games to go up.

Ronald said after what he admitted was an exhausting emotional week of football: “This was no more than we deserved. We never seem to do things easy and I want to thank the supporters. We put them through the mire. It was a roller coaster ride but this just seems to be the way we do things.”

Ronald said there had been such a relief of emotion after Thursday’s game which means the squad can now have a well earned rest before preparing for the new season in the Super Premier League.

The squad are under no illusions just how tough next season will be, but are a young team and have a great deal of potential.

Ronald agreed, adding: “It will be tough. Our budget is nowhere near that of the other club’s in the league, but we have a team that has proved it can deliver when it needs to and we can build on this.

“What we need to do now is bring the team together to see where our strengths are so we can build on them.”