GREENOCK defender Sean Doherty is confident the team can survive the relegation dogfight in the Super League First Division.

The 24-year-old is now into his third season at Ravenscraig, the first of which saw him play a big part in the title-winning side which gained promotion to the Super League set-up by winning the Central League First Division championship.

Sean joined Greenock from local amateur team Sporting Larkfield, and has gone on to establish himself in the side with his consistent performances at left-back and occasionally in midfield.

Sean, who is a team leader at a bank’s call-centre in the town, said: “It was certainly a big step-up for the club to go up to the Super League, where the standard is really quite high.

“A lot of the teams there have a fair number of seasoned junior players and ex-pros, and I think we did well to keep our place in that league for the current season.

“But I feel we should be higher up the table than we are at the moment, as we have been performing well.

“We haven’t always got the results we deserved, although at times we have shot ourselves in the foot.

“But after winning our last two games, I feel we have turned the corner, and with us adding a few new players to the squad, I am confident we can get enough points to keep our place in this division for another season.” Sean’s position at left-back is not one that grabs the headlines very often, as manager Martin Campbell, below, pointed out.

He said: “I feel Sean is one of those players who don’t get the credit they deserve.

“Apart from the times when he has been away on holiday or working, Sean has almost been an ever-present in the team, and he is a very reliable member of the squad.” In an unusual scenario which rarely happens, last week’s league programme has been moved over en masse to tomorrow, meaning Rutherglen Glencairn are again scheduled to visit Ravenscraig, although the prospects of the playing surface having recovered from the snow and ice continue to look slim.

Meanwhile, the club is mourning this week’s passing of former player Campbell More.

Greenock treasurer Neil Martin said: “We were saddened to hear of the sudden death of ex-player Edward Campbell More, or Campbell as he was known to everyone at the club.

“Campbell played for Greenock in the 80s and was a very accomplished full-back, whose enthusiasm rubbed off on everyone.” Kick-off for Greenock v Glencairn at Ravenscraig is scheduled for 1.45pm.

Greenock Juniors are sponsored by SAVEHEAT, and the Lighthouse Bar.