Linlithgow Rose boss warns players to sharpen up

Danny Smith
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Linlithgow Rose boss Danny Smith believes his squad are capable of competing on all fronts, but he has warned his players that if they don’t perform they’ll watch from the sidelines.

Smith bolstered his squad to 20 players with the signing of midfielder Alex King from Bonnyrigg Rose ahead of last weekend’s Scottish Junior Cup quarter-final away to Yoker.

Rose secured a semi-final spot with a 3-2 victory in Clydebank and Smith will afford each of his players the chance to prove they are deserving of a starting place in the first leg of the last-four clash on the weekend of April 11/12.

“We are competing on all fronts and it is our aim to do that for as long as we can. Hopefully over the space of the next two weeks everybody will get some game time and when the semi-final comes around I’ll have a lot of headaches for team selection. If you are doing the business and playing to your capabilities you’ll be playing, but if your not, you might not be. If you don’t perform you could find yourself standing next to us [on the bench] or worst case with the suits on.”