Lothian won't give up title as they look to down Leith in cup

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale boss Raymond Carr says his team will not give up their league crown without a fight.

Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 8:28 am
Raymond Carr is expecting a tough test against Leith Athletic tonight. Pic: SNS

The reigning champions are a whopping 25 points adrift of current leaders Leith Athletic, whom they meet tonight at Saughton in the semi-final of the League Cup (kick-off 7.30pm). However, they do have seven games in hand over their opponents.

Carr’s men suffered a 4-0 defeat to Spartans at the weekend, while Leith registered a hard-fought 2-1 win at Peebles Rovers.

“We’re not going to give up, but it’s a massive ask now. We’re going out there to win the rest of them but I think the run we had in the Scottish Cup and the weather has gone against us,” Carr said.

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“The weekend was a bit of a disaster for us. We spoke to the players on Monday night and they know that even with the personnel we were missing that they should have done a lot better. We just didn’t perform on the day and before we knew it we were chasing the game. I don’t think we deserved anything other than what we got.

“I’m expecting a real tough game against Leith tonight but we’ll give it our best.”