RENFREW Juniors co-manager Colin Clark has told his side to keep their feet on the ground despite their strong early season form.

Frew sailed through their Sectional League Cup group with three wins and a draw, Saturday’s 5-0 thumping of Greenock at New Western Park secured a place in the next round.

But ahead of Rutherglen Glencairn’s visit in Saturday’s league opener, Clark insists his side won’t get ahead of themselves.

He says on Frew’s budget compared to their rivals survival must be the first target in the Super League First Division, despite four automatic and two play-off promotion spots being available this year due to league reconstruction.

He said: “We have to try and be competitive again. With two relegation play-off spots we have to guarantee we are not in those positions first.

“Then the target has to be the top six, if we can do that we have to be looking then at the top four, the automatic promotion places.

“We don’t have a top four budget, or a top six budget, it is probably a top 12 budget in this division. We have to be realistic but we are in it to compete and to try and finish as high as we can.

“I won’t set any unrealistic targets, a lot of other teams have strengthened and spent money. We haven’t spent money but it doesn’t mean we won’t be able to compete with these teams.”

There was good news on the injury front for Frew as Clark revealed striker Alain Kinney was nearing a return to action.

Kinney has been out for over a year with cruciate ligament damage but has been back training for a while.

The forward scored 26 goals in 29 games two seasons ago when Frew won the Central District First Division title.

Clark says he expects to ease Kinney back into action in the coming weeks.

He said: “He’s been training for a while now. We might try and get him 20 minutes or so in the next few weeks.

“We have to nurse him along, we won’t rush him. He’s still a good way off where he wants to be, we need to keep a leash on him, we don’t want to risk setting him back.”