Ill wind doesn’t ruffle Rob Roy

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WINTER weather put football on ice at Adamslie Park last Saturday – but Rob Roy gaffer Jimmy Lindsay thinks it could be a blessing in disguise for his tired squad.

Rob Roy were supposed to be playing Cumnock, but a combination of pitch damage and snow meant the players ended up training indoors at Bathgate Sports Centre instead.

It means that the team don’t have another competitive match until Christmas Eve – when they take on Arthurlie hoping to maintain the form which has kept them in the top four of the league for most of the season.

Lindsay told the Herald: “We’ll be wanting to keep the boys active before our next game and I’m trying to get a match against Motherwell Reserves in the next week or so.

“To be fair though, a lot of them have played in every single game this season so a wee break might do them some good and help cure any niggling injuries.

“If we can then get three or four wins together we’ll be looking safe in the league. If we could finish in the top four or five it would be some achievement for the squad.”

And there will be a couple of new faces in the dressing room to help them in their quest – with centre-half Jordan Smith and midfielder Jamie Doyle set to move to Rabs from rivals Pollok.

Rob Roy play Arthurlie at Dunterlie Park on Saturday, December 24. Kick-off is at 1.45pm.

Meanwhile, Rossvale FC completed their second 2-1 win in a row against Wishaw Juniors to lift them to ninth in the table.

It was a welcome result for the team which has had a challenging start to junior life.

This Saturday they take on Stonehouse Violet at Tilework Park with a 1.45pm kick-off.