Glens make a case for the defence

New Glens signing Steve Jackson in action at Downfield
New Glens signing Steve Jackson in action at Downfield

Glenrothes Juniors manager Benny Andrew is making the case for a strong defence this season.

The Warout Stadium boss was speaking after his side returned with a point and a clean sheet from North Division favourites Downfield, in Saturday’s opening league fixture.

We’ve had the full pre-season to be able to make changes

Benny Andrew

And looking ahead to another tough away tie at Forfar Albion this Saturday, Andrew says that tightening up at the back was key.

“We gave away far too many goals last season,” he said. “So that was the first place for us to start during pre-season.

“We’ve set up the team to play differently this year.

“Last season I came in halfway through so it was difficult to get them to adjust, but now we’ve had the full pre-season we’ve been able to make those changes.

“We’re playing with the system that suits our players the best. We want to be positive of course, but we needed to tighten up at the back.

“It didn’t quite come off for us in the final third on Saturday, but that’ll come.”

Andrew said that kicking off with two away trips was “not ideal” but added: “It’s a good start. Two points would be good after two away games but four would be fantastic.”