Carluke Rovers boss Mark Weir is disappointed there won’t be promotion or relegation from the West Of Scotland League Conference B this season, but is just delighted to get a game on.
That kicks off against Wishaw at the John Cumming Stadium on Saturday and Weir can’t wait to get stuck in.
Rovers warmed up for that with a 7-2 win over Lesmahagow on Monday night and Weir said: “I’m delighted to be going into our first competitive game, especially after our last friendly on Monday night, a 7-2 win over Lesmahagow.
“We won convincingly, for a change – my friendlies hadn’t been going too well, although I had been happy with the boys.
“We had a wee change of formation and it worked, so I’m looking forward to Saturday’s local derby at home against Wishaw.
“I’m just more than delighted to be back playing again and it’s a good game to start off with.
“You can’t ask for anything better than a local derby, and with it being at home as well, so we’re looking forward to it.”
On league reshuffling and a bar on teams going up or down, Weir said: “I haven’t really thought about it, to be honest, I’m more than happy just being able to get out there and play football.
“I’m a wee bit disappointed that they’re not going ahead with promotion and relegation but at the end of the day we’re out there playing football and that’s the main thing.
“We’re just trying to do the best we can, taking it day by day, week by week, and see how far and how well we can go through the season.
“Hopefully we can get the full season finished.”