New Glens boss wants to build on perfect start

Glenrothes Juniors
Glenrothes Juniors

Benny Andrew’s tenure at Glenrothes Juniors got off to the perfect start in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.

Andrew guided the Warout side to a 3-0 home win over Aberdeenshire outfit Hermes - a side who had been on an 18-game unbeaten run - in his first match in charge.

“It couldn’t have gone any better in the first game,” Andrew told the Gazette. “Hopefully the lads take a bit of confidence from that.

“Anything we do in the Scottish Cup is a real bonus - the league is the priority.”

Andrew has taken over a Glens side in the East Premier League relegation zone, but he believes he can help lift them up the table.

“It’s a very young squad, but a talented squad,” he said,

“Where we are sitting at moment is a false position.

“The young lads have been put on the park and left to get on with it, but we’ll be looking to give them a structure to play from.

“We’ll also look to add a bit of experience and we’ve already brought in Paul McBride to give us a bit more nous at the back.

“We’re confident we can turn things around and pick up points.”

Andrew is delighted to be back at the club after a long playing career at Warout that finished with a testimonial against a Celtic XI in 2009.

“It’s something I’d always wanted to do,” he said.

“You’ve always got a connection with a club when you’ve played there that long.

“I thought about it a couple of times when the job came up before – it just wasn’t the right time.”

Andrew will look to continue his winning start when Glens welcome Dundee North End to Warout on Saturday in the league.

Kick-off is at 1.45 p.m.