Game chaos killed us off
ON THE ATTACK: Burgh couldn't hold on for victory on Saturday
Burgh assistant bemoans fixtures backlog
Johnstone Burgh assistant boss Eddie McKim believes that lack of games cost his side a chance at promotion this season.
McKim was speaking after his side drew at home to Carluke Rovers in their penultimate fixture and the Burgh assistant was no doubt that breaks in the schedule cost them.
He said: "We've had too many, I think we've went something like 16 weeks without a game, that's too much for any team, that's a longer break than what we get a pre-season.
"We'll finish next week and be back at the beginning of July, so the 16 weeks has killed us, because it's too many games just now, they're all coming fast and furious, that's us been in Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday."
The Johnstone Burgh assistant went on to claim that the draw showed that his side could have been challenging if it wasn't for the breaks.
He said: "We showed that we could have been up there if we had more games earlier in the season, rather than the layoffs we've had, we've shown that we're every bit as good as them, it's just unfortunate."
And on the result, McKim said: "I suppose that over the piece a draw was a fair result, both teams had chances."
This article appeared in The Gazette 16 May 12