East Kilbride Thistle look to Blantyre friendly after seven months on sidelines

“It will be good just to see them enjoying it and we can then move forward to the next game with a bit of momentum.”
Diack hopes for six friendlies in total ahead of the West of Scotland League kick-off on October 10 and has four firmed up at this point.
He said: “We’re hoping to play Blantyre Vics on Saturday, and with them being in the Premier League that’s a big game for us, a real test, which will show us where we are and where we want to go.
“On Friday night we’ll be playing the EKFC Development Squad, which is another tough game, and then we have one pencilled in against our own Colts, and against East Kilbride Under-19s, which gives us four at the moment.
“Ideally we would like six games, so we’re still looking for another couple.
“There are a couple that are in the pipeline, but nothing is confirmed so we’re just waiting on the final go-ahead and then we’ll try to fit those around everything else, but we don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves.”
Jags have been back training for two weeks and Diack has been pleased with what he has seen.
“It’s going well,” he said. “Numbers have been excellent, the boys have been working hard.
“There’s only so much you can gauge at the minute, but they’re looking okay, fitness is pretty good and we introduced the ball really early, so that type of sharpness is coming along.
“What I got from the players from last year was that numbers at training were really poor – seven or eight and stuff like that – and we’ve had more than 16 this summer.
“You always get a couple who are working late and this level of football brings its own challenges, but the attitudes have been first-class.”
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