IN THE DUGOUT | May 4th | LIVING for the moment, building for the future.

By IAIN KING, Head Coach, BSC Lowland League brought to you in association with Sport Careers

The last 10 days have been hectic for BSC Glasgow but we have emerged from them with the foundations laid for a bright tomorrow for this football club.

Landing former Whitehill Welfare no.2 Mark Adams as our new Under-20s Head Coach is a huge boost for us.

There are two ways to go in any organisation when you are a manager, whether it is a newspaper or a football club.

You either surround yourself with strength or weakness.

I believe those who work with you should be capable of doing your job, rather than choosing the other route where you protect yourself by having willing lieutenants.

The coaching family we are building now is all about trust in each other, strength and knowledge.

Mark is a top-notch coach, a great communicator through his work with the North Glasgow Football Development and a true football person with boundless energy and enthusiasm.

Most importantly, he gets it. He knows that whilst winning the Under-20s league in his first season would be a tremendous by-product of his job his first aim is to produce players for the first-team.

The plan is for both teams to train together and we will work together as coaches also developing the players.

That’s what he lives for and I see Mark as the most important signing we will make this coming close season.

Whilst we have a hectic playing schedule right now we have also been working to strengthen the squad for the next campaign.

The capture of striker Aaron Connolly from Glenafton and left-back Drew Ramsay from Petershill are huge boosts looking forward.

This season we have had nine draws, the majority of these games I feel we could and should have won.

Aaron can be the difference there, he is a proven scorer in the junior Super League and will go on to be a big favourite here.

Drew is a natural athlete with a great left foot and can add another dimension going forward from defence.

They have both signed two-year deals to be part of the next stage of our adventure and I am thrilled with that.

Tonight’s Scottish Sun Plus Lowland League Cup against my former club East Kilbride FC should be a fascinating match.

We welcome Kilby here and congratulate them on their excellent second place finish in the league.

As I said earlier in my blogs this season what happened to Craig and I there is history now, we have moved on and so have the club.

This is about the PLAYERS and we go in on a nine-game unbeaten run with the dream of a Double in our debut season still alive.

We can’t let the SFA Challenge Cup Final against Civil Service Strollers on May 23 be a distraction because I believe in our ability to reach another.

Win this and it’s a home semi-final against Spartans on Saturday to keep this season that is gathering momentum rolling on. That should be incentive enough for our boys.

Enjoy the game,

BSC Family

IAIN KING


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