Arthurlie boss Colin Reilly insists that his dressing room remains together despite not having tasted that winning feeling in the league for over two months.

The Dunterlie Park side last picked up three points in the league against Troon on September 23, earning just one point from 12 in the four games that have followed.

The winless run has seen the Barrhead club fall into the relegation zone at the foot of the table, but with games in hand on teams around them, their fate remains very much in their own hands.

‘Lie were due to host Auchinleck Talbot on Saturday but the game fell victim to the weather with a frozen pitch resulting in a postponement.

Reilly, who recruited Jordan Duncan from Vale of Clyde and former Albion Rovers kid Kyle McCallum over the weekend, still had his troops in for training despite the call-off and remains upbeat

Speaking to Barrhead Sport, he said: “We had a session at Ravenscraig at the indoor facility so it was good to still get a session still in.

“Our groundsman went to the pitch about nine o’clock on Saturday morning and he said the pitch was rock hard and there was no chance the game would go ahead so we went ahead and booked the indoor pitch.

“It’s been tough for us recently but we’ve been in all the games and had loads of opportunities in them but errors are killing us.

“We’re all in it together as a group and the boys are hurting a wee bit but we are working hard to try and rectify the mistakes.

“Football is all about small margins and right now they are going against us.”

Reilly believes the addition of Duncan and McCallum will boost his squad ahead of this weekend’s Scottish Junior Cup clash with Benburb. He explained: “Jordan is a right-back and we’ve had to change our shape recently because of the manner of the goals we have been conceding. 

“He is someone I know and trust.

“He’s a natural full-back and solidifies our defence; he’s attacking, quick, strong and fit so I’m really happy to get him in.

“Kyle is just a young lad and is probably a bit of a project for us. He is one for the future which is what we’re trying to do at the club.

“He came on for us against St Cadoc’s when we were 4-1 down and he was really brave to get us back into the game.

“Benburb are a really good side and you know what we’re getting with their style of play being really tough and physical so we have to try and match that and implement our own style.”
Kick-off at New Tinto Park on Saturday is at 1.30pm.