PLAYERS out to prove a point to former clubs could well have a massive impact on tomorrow’s Super First Division clash between Cambuslang Rangers and Shettleston.

Somervell Park’s meeting of second-placed Lang and second-bottom Town looks a three-point banker for the high-flying home side, but not according to team boss Paul McColl.

Last night he insisted: "I would imagine Shettleston will be brimming with confidence after getting the monkey off their back with a first league win of the season against a Darvel team that turned us over 4-0.

“If that’s not enough warning for my players then they should also take heed that Shettleston’s goalscorer on the day was striker Paul Hewitt, who was on our books earlier this season.

“And according to reports the outstanding player on the pitch was none other than our former central defender Calum Nolan, so it’s only natural for both the guys to be coming back here with a point to prove.

“That said we have our own trio of ex-Shettleston signings in Jordon Halsman, Jordan Morton and Calum McRobbie, whom I’d like to think will be every bit as determined to show they have made the right career moves in coming to Cambuslang Rangers.”

One-time Aberdeen signing McRobbie has been a regular Lang goalscorer along with Dale Simeon, lauded by McColl as one of the best Junior players outwith the Super Premier Division top flight.

He said: "Dale has been nothing short of excellent for us and on current form I don’t think there is anyone better.

“I took in a couple of last weekend’s Umbro Quadrangular Tournament games and came away thinking it’s a crying shame that players outside the top league don’t seem to get an opportunity to represent their country, because he’d have been a stand-out.”

The ambitious Lang gaffer has strengthened his hand this week with the signing of midfielder Craig Molloy from Hurlford United and is hoping to clinch a deal that would see another new face unveiled against Shettleston.

He added: “Craig, or Tiger as he’s popularly known, was captain of Brechin City only last season, so the opportunity to fix up someone of his experience and standing in the game was too good to turn down.

“He’s the brother of the Greenock manager and trained down there at the start of this week however he put in a first shift with our guys on Thursday night and chances are we will give him his debut on Saturday particularly as Jamie Hay has family commitments.

“Craig’s addition and that of our prospective signing will provide further competition for the jerseys and will keep everyone on their toes.”

McColl showed refreshing candour when asked for his take on the games involving the other Super First Division leading lights.

He reasoned: “Petershill have a potentially sticky one down at Darvel where we came a bit of a cropper, however I just cannot see past the Peasy on current form, so I would back them to win.

“I also fancy Troon have the necessary firepower to come good away to Kilsyth Rangers and extend their unbeaten run to six games.

“The game between Renfrew and Largs Thistle at Western Park looks a lot tighter to call and I wouldn’t rule out a draw while another team I reckon will figure in the promotion hunt, Rutherglen Glencairn, could make home advantage count against Irvine Meadow."

The managerless Ayrshire outfit are set to have former player Jimmy Noble looking after team matters and their erstwhile team boss Ross Wilson is one of the contenders for the vacant post at Carluke Rovers along with James McKenna and Gary Johnston.