Rob Roy manager blames a lack of strength in depth for latest league defeat

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ROB Roy’s poor home form continued on Saturday with defeat by Premier Division also-rans Cumnock Juniors.

The Kirkintilloch team fell behind after 20 minutes, with Cumnock doubling their advantage six minutes later, and a weary Rabs never looked like clawing back the game – which ended 3-1.

Gaffer Jimmy Lindsay said that the performance, Rabs’ third defeat in their last four home games, was his team’s worst of the season.

He said: “Were were never really on it for the whole 90 minutes. There wasn’t a single spell in the game, even when we scored, when we were on it.

“The game was actually fairly even, but we made a couple of mistakes which led to goals and never looked like getting goals back.

“It’s probably because we’ve only got 13 players to pick from and are asking them to play every game, week in week out.

“That lack of strength in depth is a real problem and I can’t complain too much about our players.”

He added: “We had the same issue last year, but the biggest thing to remember is that we are still in two cups and for every bad game we are playing two good games.

“We’ve actually only lost one away game all season which is unbelievable, but for some reason our home form hasn’t been so good.”

Rob Roy now trail third-placed Clydebank by four points, with three games in hand, and this Saturday continue their league campaign against second-bottom Beith.

Lindsay said: “We’re focussed on the game against Beith which will be another hard game as they are desperate for points.

“Hopefully we can go there and get the win.”

Rob Roy take on Beith on Saturday at Bellsdale Park. Kick-off is at 2pm.

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