Business as Usual

Last updated : 23 April 2003 By Firparkcorner

Last weekend’s heroics resulted in heaps of praise for the club as pundits all over the UK paid tribute to the performance of the underdogs. But the routine at Fir Park soon returned to normal.

There was an U21 game against Dundee on Monday night and it was clear that the routine work of the club was back on track. McCart and Butcher were in the stand no doubt hatching the plan for the game against Thistle. McFadden and Dubordeau were also available and several young autograph hunters made the best of their presence.

Lehman, Ramsey, Cowan, Kinniburgh, Offiong and Clarke were all on show and, despite playing through a thunderstorm, did their best to press the manager for inclusion on the next team sheet.

Stevie Hammell’s injured hand is reported to be on the mend and it seems that he will be available for selection. He was clearly frustrated at being off the pitch for treatment on Saturday when the fourth goal was conceded.

Two of our the U19s (Paul Quinn and Kenny Wright) were in the squad which faced Iceland at Forthbank on Tuesday evening (the Scots lost 2-1 to a last minute penalty). They will be on duty again this Thursday, again against Iceland, at Recreation Park, Alloa where there will be a 7pm kick off. David Clarkson was withdrawn from the squad and it seems a fair assumption that he will have a part to play at Firhill.

So it looks like business as usual – a cup defeat, U21 action and the relegation dogfight ahead. The fans who were so appreciative of the team’s efforts on Saturday have a big contribution to make this weekend. Let’s be the twelfth man.

Come on ye ‘Well.