JOHNSTONE Burgh co-manager David Brolly has admitted he will have to be patient with his squad this season as Burgh's youngsters get used to life in the junior game.

Brolly and fellow co-boss Colin Smith lost several experienced players in the summer including top scorer Jason Hardie. There was an influx of youth as Burgh signed up a host of the club's under-21 Scottish Cup winning side.

However Brolly is all too aware that with inexperience at junior level, performances may vary at times, as has been evident already this season.

Burgh opened with a win over Benburb before losing at Wishaw. The Keanie Park side led twice on Saturday at home to Greenock Juniors, but drew 2-2.

However Brolly is convinced the team will improve as the season goes on.

He said: "The first half we were decent but the second we were under pressure, which has been the story of our season so far.

"Over the piece a draw is a decent result for us. Greenock are probably one of the favourites to go up this season after being relegated last year.

"That is what you can get from young boys, sometimes there's an inconsistency but it's just something we have got to deal with.

"When we play play we can match most teams in this league.

"We have got a good side and I don't think we'll be far away."

Meanwhile Burgh are in competition with Central District First Division pace setters Neilston for the signature of midfielder Alan Orr.

Orr was released by Maryhill and has been training at both clubs. Brolly expects him to make a decision this week.