MIDFIELDER Connor Scully shared his thoughts ahead of tonight’s League One clash with Clyde at Broadwood Stadium.
Connor played the full 90 minutes of Sunday’s Scottish Cup tie against Rangers at Ibrox and was then in at work for 6am on Monday, but says he will be ready to go if required this evening.
“It’s what you accept has to be done when you are a part-time player,” he said.
“It was tough going at Ibrox but my fitness is the best it has ever been so I will be able and willing to go again if the manager asks me to.
“Everyone in our league is in the same boat – although when you look at Clyde’s schedule since we came back they’ve had it worse than anyone.
“Despite that, they got a great win at the weekend over a Championship side (away to Ayr United) so we know we are going to have to be up for it from the off if we are to get the result we want.
“The fight to be in the top five when the league splits is still wide open, almost every club in the division could still achieve that.
“Having worked hard to get to where we are at the moment, it would be disappointing if we didn’t achieve that, but we know it’s something we are going to have to earn.”
Despite suffering a 4-0 defeat, Connor relished the experience of playing at Ibrox against the Scottish champions, who have yet to lose in the Premiership this term.
Connor said: “When you consider how my career has gone it was huge step up, but one I managed to enjoy, which is not something I have ever said before after a game in which I finished on the losing side.
“We knew we were up against the best side in the country and that it was going to be tough, but Rangers were just relentless in the way they went about their business.
“You could see how well drilled they are and they simply never gave you a minute on the ball.
“It was still great to get the opportunity to test myself against top players like Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe, who I have been watching on TV since I was a youngster.
“Unfortunately, when you are up against players of that standard any mistakes will be punished and that is what happened to us.
“But the result won’t effect how we go about the rest of the season, doing as best as we possibly can in League One has always been the priority.”
Supporters are reminded tonight’s match kicks-off at the slightly earlier time of 7pm.
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