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Striker harbours hopes of upset.

Striker Ryan Donnelly is confident Gartcairn can pull off a derby-day shock against Cumbernauld this weekend.

Cairn will host their North Lanarkshire rivals this weekend as they hope to derail early season pacesetters United.

In-form Donnelly was keen to put in a good display against the Championship challengers, who won 4-1 at MTC Park in the early-season League Cup group stage.

He told the Advertiser:"It's definitely a chance to put down a marker for the rest of the season.

"Although we didn't get the results, in pre-season we did alright with the boys who weren't away on holiday or injured.

"We have a good team and have kept the squad together which I think helps, and really we are used to winning in the divisions below so it's getting into that mindset.

"Even in the cup game against Cumbernauld it was 4-1 but we matched them for about 60 minutes. It wasn't as bad as the score made it look.

"It's unfortunate for Jamie [McKenzie, manager] that we haven't had a full 18 fit this season but once everyone is back we'll be up there."

Former Airdrie and Albion Rovers player Ryan says he is loving his football at Gartcairn, adding:"I didn't really enjoy the travelling at senior level and the club has been great with me during the two years I've had here.

"I have had a few options but I don't want to go anywhere else now. It's ideal for me; as long as I'm playing and scoring, I'm happy."

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Publication:Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser (Lanarkshire, Scotland)
Date:Sep 11, 2019
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