Johnstone Burgh assistant boss Davy Hill insists it was a weekend well spent despite his side not being in action.

The majority of their League Two rivals were in Scottish Junior Cup action while Burgh players enjoyed a well-deserved weekend off. 

But boss Jamie McKim and his backroom staff were still hard at work as they went on a scouting mission.

And Hill admits it is this attention to detail that will stand his side in good stead come the end of the season. 

He said: “We were down at St. Anthony’s and it was enlightening. It was time well spent because any advantage you can gain in this league is definitely worth it. 

“We’re desperate to get back to action after the break last week. The attitude in training has been excellent and we’re raring to go now.”

Elsewhere, Hill has praised long serving club captain Stephen McGarrigle after he left for St. Anthony’s. 

The assistant boss said: “Steve is a big loss in terms of his leadership off the pitch. He was involved in the coaching side of things and was well liked. Scott Robson is still the captain on the pitch with Niall Heron vice-captain.”