Arthurlie boss Duncan Sinclair has urged his side to bounce back from recent setbacks both in the league and the cup ahead of a crucial run of games.

Without a win since September 7, Lie’s form in the West Region Championship stuttered with a disappointing draw against Petershill followed by a shock upset against Craigmark Burntonians.

On the wrong end of a resounding Scottish Junior Cup hammering against Premiership side Beith at the weekend, Arthurlie’s poor form continued as they crashed out of the competition.

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Turning their attention back to the league tomorrow, Sinclair’s side welcome league leaders and big spenders Darvel to Dunterlie Park for the first of three vital home games as they look to bring dismal run of results to a halt.

The gaffer said: “We have been working extremely hard in training but we’ve just not been at the races for the last couple of weeks now.

“We’re not happy with the results or displays so it’s important we turn it around as soon as possible.

“The thing is, we know it won’t be getting any easier this weekend as we take on Darvel.

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“After that we have third-placed Cumbernauld at home before Neilston so it really is a massive run of games for us now.

“I’ve told the players that if they can’t pick themselves up and are not raring to go for a game like Darvel, especially after the Beith loss, then this game just isn’t for you.

“All the motivation is there for us, we just need to use it.”

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