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    Saturday, July 26, 2008 6:07:00 AM

     

    Allan Maitland after Airdrie United friendly – 14th July, 2008  
     
    Tonight’s game against Kenny Black’s promoted Airdrie United side was a great work our for us, you have a choice of either working on your match fitness or you can go and train, but I thought tonight’s game against Airdrie United was a good exercise, they had a lot of the ball, which meant we had to chase the game at times, which does not do the boys any harm at this stage in the season. However, at this stage of the season teams lack sharpness in front of goal and we were no different, however with games I hope this will come good, we were undoubtedly a lot more defensively secure, I think that is the first time for a while we have played Airdrie United and not lost a goal!
    Airdrie United themselves did have a very different side than we faced last season, including seven trialists out on view this evening. I thought Iain Campbell, Pat Scullion and Dougie Hill all did well for us tonight, obviously being the three signings in the summer, they have not had a lot of training with their new team mates, they fitted in well , young Connor O’Boyle came on in goals in the second half, along with Mark Ferguson, Jamie Hay and Ally Forster who did very well for us, showing we have players in the Under 19’s who are waiting for their chance this season. We will now train on Thursday evening after the cancellation of the Stirling Albion Stirlingshire Cup tie and then travel down to Berwick on Saturday to face Berwick Rangers, we then look forward to facing Premier league side Klimarnock at Recreation Park next Monday in a game Jim Jeffries promises to put out his first team, which will be another hard game for the boys but a game they are looking forward to.
     


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