Bo’nesss still to produce best form, says manager

Bo'ness manager Allan McGonigal. Picture: Alan Murray

Bo'ness manager Allan McGonigal. Picture: Alan Murray

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Bo’ness boss Allan McGonigal believes his top-of-the-table side have yet to fire on an all cylinders and expects them to get even better.

McGonigal was busy in the transfer market over the summer.

Striker Darren Cummings is one player who has hit the ground running at Newtown Park having scored six in seven since making the move from Sauchie during the close season.

“I think our team is only just starting to click and we are starting to kick on a wee bit,” said McGonigal. “The new boys have all settled in well and we are stronger compared to the team we had last year – we’ve added real quality.”

The BUs gaffer is a veteran of these fixtures having had a spell as manager of Linlithgow Rose and he revealed he won’t have to galvanise his squad to get them ready for the game.

He said: “It’s all about these games, these are the ones you look forward to. I’ll certainly not need to motivate any of my players because the boys will be right up for the game and I’m sure that lot, as they call it over the hill, will be very much the same.”

Bo’ness are without striker Darren Gribben, who is at a wedding and fellow forward Mark Cowan who injured his ankle last weekend so former Falkirk start Pedro Moutinho could be handed a start for the hosts. Rose welcome back midfielder Ruari MacLennan.