Cove Rangers: Jim McIntyre happy with depth in pre-season rout of Gala Fairydean
Cove have been scientific in entrance of objective with Rory McAllister, Robbie Leitch, Leighton McIntosh, Iain Vigurs, Fraser Fyvie (two) and Morgyn Neill all heading in the right direction. An own-goal from Gregor Jordan rounded off the scoring.
It was simply the second sport below new supervisor Jim McIntyre, who took cost a fortnight in the past, after the defeat to Dunfermline in Stuart McKenzie’s testimonial every week in the past.
Jim McIntyre was happy with the depth proven by his Cove Rangers facet as they rattled eight objectives previous Lowland League facet Gala Fairydean.
The League One winners spent a lot of the sport on the entrance foot and stored the Gala defence below fixed stress, which boded nicely for McIntyre in his early days within the job.
“The way in which we put them below stress and pressed them excessive up the park was actually good,” he mentioned. “We all know we had higher gamers on paper however you’ve received to method the sport correctly.
“The rain made the pitch actually slick which was good for us, as we’ve received quite a lot of good footballers who can move the ball. We received into some good areas within the first half and doubtless ought to have had extra objectives, however within the second half we confirmed a ruthless facet.
“Probably the most pleasing factor was the intent to maintain doing it. Typically if you get a couple of objectives within the second half gamers can begin having fun with the sport an excessive amount of and eager to overplay. However I assumed they have been wonderful.
“It’s one thing we wish to do (press excessive). We’ll not be capable to do it in opposition to each staff however we do wish to play on the entrance foot and put groups below stress.
“If we are able to win the ball excessive up the park we’ve received gamers who can put the ball within the web.”
Cove have been with out new signing Gerry McDonagh, whose worldwide clearance has but to return by, however the striker was within the stands to look at his team-mates ship a powerful efficiency.
McAllister and Leitch struck both facet of a Zander Murray objective for the guests, who brought on one or two issues within the first half.
However McIntosh and Vigurs delivered a few well-taken objectives initially of the second half, with Fyvie crashing one other in and Neill heading house from a nook.
Fyvie received his second ending off Shay Logan’s cross and Jordan become his personal web below stress from Mitch Megginson to finish the rout.
McIntyre most popular a 4-4-2 system throughout his time in cost at Ross County and tried to get as many attacking gamers as he may on the park.
“I used to be happy with that,” he mentioned. “I attempted to get as many attacking gamers on as potential whereas nonetheless having a stability.