Johnstone Burgh manager Jamie McKim says that his side need to stop feeling sorry for themselves after conceding goals.

Burgh lost 5-2 to Lanark United on Saturday afternoon, and despite a strong start to the game, conceded two goals within a matter of moments that completely turned the game around.

And McKim has challenged his more experienced players to cut out the sloppy goals that his side are losing.

He said: “We need to start reacting to conceding. When we lose a goal the heads go down far too easily and we feel sorry for ourselves.

“The things that’s killing us most is that the goals we’re losing are basic. It’s just the same ball in behind that we need to learn to deal with.

“I’ve got experienced players as well as the younger ones and the experienced ones should be dealing with that.

“I was disappointed with the second half on Saturday and if we scored the penalty it would have been a different game, but I don’t want to criticise Steven Fitzpatrick as he’s been excellent for us. I’m not putting it on him because as a whole we could have done more.”

Burgh put seven past bottom club Dunipace last week with every goal coming in the first half, including a goal each from new signings Kerr Watson and Owen Connolly.

And whilst McKim praised his new signings, as well as the first half performance, he was slightly disappointed that his side didn’t push on for more goals in the second period.

He added: “We came out really quick. The players put a lot into the first half. We never scored in the second half which I was a wee bit critical of at half-time as I felt the standards had dropped.

“The more goals we score the more confidence we’d have built. It’s not the best we’ve played but it was good to see.”