Glens boss plays it cool

Glenrothes Juniors manager Grant Brough signs up Glenrothes Strollers U19 goalkeeper Jack Small
Glenrothes Juniors manager Grant Brough signs up Glenrothes Strollers U19 goalkeeper Jack Small
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Glenrothes Juniors manager Grant Brough was careful not to get too carried away as his side chalked up a 4-2 victory in their first pre-season friendly.

The Glens win over Denbeath included goals from Scott Napier, John Martin and new signings Chaz Scarborough and Jamie Gay, but the Glens gaffer said the point of the match was to build up fitness and sharpness.

“It was just a training exercise but it’s still nice to come away with a win,” he said.

“We gave everybody at least 60 minutes each so there was a lot of chopping and changing.

“It was very encouraging to see Chaz and Jamie getting a goal each. They both scored a lot of goals for their clubs last season so it was good to see them get off the mark straight away for us.”

The Glens will take part in Kennoway Star Hearts’ pre-season tournament this weekend as preparations continue for the new season which kicks off on August 6 away at Oakley United.

Brough said: “It’s an important game for us and it’s not going to be easy.

“They’ve had a change of management and I think an almost entirely new squad.

“It’s a step into the unknown for us and it could go one of two ways; either they come out flying or we could maybe catch them out a wee bit as their squad is still trying to gel. Hopefully it’ll be the latter but time will tell.”

Four local football sides will take part in a tournament this weekend as part of their preparations for the new season.

Kennoway Star Hearts are the hosts for the pre-season tournament which will take place at Treaton Park over two days, with Glenrothes Juniors, Pittenweem Rovers and Greig Park Rangers all competing.

The competition will begin at noon on Saturday when Glenrothes Juniors take on Greig Park, with Kennoway playing Pittenweem at 3.00 p.m.

On Sunday the third and fourth placed play-off will kick off at noon whilst the final is scheduled for 3.00 p.m.

Glensboss Grant Brough said: “It’s another two games ahead of the new season. We’re looking forward to it.”