Irons: We don't want to finish with a whimper
Published: 8 May 2009 12:30
While not involved in the relegation battle, and with the championship wrapped up by St Johnstone, it might be assumed that this is just another end-of season dawdle. But Ross County need to make sure they don"t get dragged down into the relegation play-off place.
Irons said: 'Pride is at stake. We certainly don"t want to finish with a fourth successive defeat - something that hasn"t happened to us all season - and slide down the table a couple of places.
'That would undo a lot of the good work we have done. We want to show people how much we have improved. Also Ross County have something to play for and that could make it interesting.'
Definitely still out is midfield man Allan Jenkins. 'We would like to have him available,' said Irons, 'but it is not worth risking him at this stage of the season.'
Certainly Jenkins" drive has been missed from the engine room of the Ton team.
Meanwhile attention is turning to new pay deals for those out of contract, the manager himself falling into that category. He said: 'We"ll start that next week.'
Among those definitely not returning will be Jamie Stevenson, Kieran McAnespie and Jon Newby. As for others, such as Brian Wake, James Grady and Alex Walker, Irons said: 'It depends on whatever budget is drawn up.'
As for new arrivals, Irons said: 'I have spoken to two or three but I need to know first what we can afford.'
As for pre-season friendlies, Oxford and Crawley Town are on the agenda while the Renfrewshire Cup Final against St Mirren has to be fitted in somehere. 'That depends on whether they are still in the SPL or not,' said the Ton boss.
As for any possible tour, Irons admitted it was a possibility. 'There are options,' he said, 'but again it depends on other things.'
Get more stories from our Roundup section
24 Mar 2014 11:30 • David Goodwin
POLICE raided a noisy Greenock nightspot and confiscated its DJ equipment following mounting complaints from residents living directly above.
26 Feb 2014 13:00
SPORTS stars and a host of famous faces packed out Greenock Town Hall to honour the area’s top athletes.
12 Feb 2014 16:00
A round-up of news from across the area...
31 Jan 2014 11:30
AN angry Port Glasgow dad has slammed housing bosses over a four-year battle with dampness and mould at his flat.
15 Jan 2014 11:30
A THIRD of Inverclyde’s motorists are now buying their fuel elsewhere because of sky-high prices at home, according to a new survey.
14 Jan 2014 16:00
READERS are asked to note that the Greenock Telegraph website will undergo essential maintenance later this evening.
13 Jan 2014 15:00
YOUNGSTERS had a hoot of a time when very special feathered friends swooped into their school.
3 Jan 2014 12:30 • Matt Meade
A HARDCORE group of smokers are refusing to stub it out at Inverclyde Royal Hospital.
24 Dec 2013 12:00 • Jonathan Mitchell
MORTON’S hopes of claiming the reserve league title now depend upon results going in their favour elsewhere after a 2-0 reverse at Queen’s Park last night.
21 Dec 2013 14:00
CUTE tots dressed as snowmen, shepherds and angels stepped into the spotlight for their fantastic nativity play.
21 Dec 2013 12:30
Dr David Hessayon started his expert series of gardening books back in 1958 and his very first book has sold 50 million copies in more than 50 years.
18 Dec 2013 14:30
A round-up of news from across the area...
18 Dec 2013 13:30
A LIFELINE service to help teenage mums will be introduced in Inverclyde next year.
18 Dec 2013 11:30
VOLUNTEERS from RoyalHeart Greyhound Rescue braved last Saturday’s terrible weather to fundraise in Greenock town centre – and collected £227.
18 Dec 2013 11:00
THE amount of money owed by Inverclyde people to so-called payday loan firms is rocketing, according to alarming new figures.
17 Dec 2013 12:00
PORT Glasgow Victoria fighter Grant Quigley won the western district’s title with a knockout performance at Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel.
11 Dec 2013 12:00
SEVEN Gourock businesses have been targeted by fraudsters passing fake £20 notes over the counter.
28 Nov 2013 14:00 • Paul John Coulter
CALLS have been made for timings to be changed at traffic lights so that elderly and disabled people have enough time to cross the road.
27 Nov 2013 09:30
View from the dealing floor at IG. Find out more about financial spread betting at IG. The recently privatised Royal Mail has reported a half-yearly pre-tax profit of £233 million, up from £94 million in the same period last year. Contributing to this is a rise in revenue from its parcel business and a one-off windfall from its pension reform.
19 Nov 2013 15:30
A PORT firm has landed a £300,000 refurbishment contract and taken on two extra workers.