ARTHURLIE boss George Fotheringham is delighted the club's 'good name' has been cleared over allegations one of its players subjected a rival to racist abuse. 

A probe was launched in December following claims by Cambuslang Rangers that a member of its team was verbally abused when the clubs met in a West Region Championship match at Dunterlie Park. 

Lie chiefs disputed the claim but promised to launch their own internal investigation - stressing they would not tolerate racism.

Following a meeting of league bosses last week, the allegation was thrown out with it deemed the Barrhead side had "no case to answer". 

And Fotheringham says he is pleased the matter has been put to bed.

Fotheringham said: “It’s good to see that we’ve been cleared of anything because you don’t want the good name of Arthurlie tarred over something like that. There’s no room for anything like that in football.”

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On the pitch, the new boss has been pleased with his players' attitude after he took to the training pitch for the first time since his appointment. 

Lie’s fixture with Craigmark Burntonians on Saturday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Dunterlie Park, but it allowed Fotheringham time to work with his new players. 

Fotheringham admits he wasn’t surprised to see the game called off, but has been left excited by some of the young players at his disposal. 

He said: “There’s some really good potential from some of the young boys and everybody’s attitude has been great.

“I couldn’t ask anymore from the boys in terms of doing what they’re told, listening and trying to learn and take on board what we’re saying.”

Fotheringham has been putting his own stamp on the squad with Fraser MacDuff joining, and Stewart Hall, Kevin Onanu, Daniel Kindland and Paul O’Donnell leaving Dunterlie since he arrived.

The Lie boss admits he is always on the lookout for players, but acknowledges that it is a difficult time to bring bodies in as he prepares to face Dalry. 

He said: “We’ve been looking but it’s a really hard time.

“It’s a decent squad we’ve got just now if we can stick together and cut out the silly mistakes then we can have a good end of the season.

“We’re looking forward to a hard fought battle and see what we can do.”