McGlashan intends to add to his squad

Tayport manager John McGlashan.
Tayport manager John McGlashan.
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Tayport’s season has now reached its conclusion.

With the final match having taken place last weekend, this is the earliest that Tayport have broken off for the close-season since joining the junior ranks, in 1990.

So, speaking after Saturday’s win against Arniston Rangers, manager John McGlashan gave his views on that victory, and on the season as a whole.

“Before the game, we said that we wanted to finish the season with a win and end on a high note, rather than just go through the motions,” he said.

“I feel it’s important that we always demonstrate a winning mentality, so I was pleased that the team put on a good performance and got a great result.

“We scored some excellent goals.

“It’s a pity we didn’t have some of these goals earlier in the season, but, in the end, we weren’t far off promotion.”

The gaffer does want to make additions to his squad over the summer, but does not envisage making wholesale changes to what he believes is a very talented group of players.

McGlashan went on to thank the players for the efforts over the course of the campaign.

SACRIFICES

“It is sometimes taken for granted that the guys make sacrifices to play for Tayport,” he said.

“They go to work all week, but give up two of their evenings for training, then most of the day on Saturday.

“I could never criticise their commitment, as they give their all for the club.”

The players, management, committee and supporters can now enjoy a well-deserved break from the action, before coming back with renewed vigour, when the 2012-13 season gets underway.

Saturday’s East Premier League results:

Armadale Thistle 0, Broxburn Athletic 1; Oakley United 1, Broughty Athletic 0; Tayport 5, Arniston Rangers 1; Sauchie Juniors 1, Newtongrange Star 1.