Renfrew boss Martin Ferry has urged his side to put last week's cup shock behind them immediately, deeming tomorrow's match against Blantyre as 'massive'.

Frew fell to a surprise 2-1 loss to Johnstone Burgh in the second round of the West of Scotland Cup.

Cup upset aside, Renfrew have been playing well in the league with 5-1 and 6-0 wins in their last two outings.

Set to welcome Blantyre to New Western Park tomorrow, Ferry's side face a daunting task to bounce back from the Burgh loss.

The Vics are unbeaten in their last 12 league matches, with their sole defeat coming against league leaders Darvel back in August.

“Blantyre is absolutely massive for us,” Ferry said. “They’re just below us in the table, with a good few games in hand, so it’s looking like a must-win.

“We’ve not had a chance to watch them this season but, by all accounts, they’re playing some really good football and are definitely one of the top teams in the league.

“We’ve got to go out there and be positive from the off. We can’t turn up and play like we did against Johnstone Burgh, that’s for sure.

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“We need to be on our game from the off and make sure we take any chances we get.”

Looking back at the cup upset, Ferry admits his players had no answers at the weekend as ‘bogey side’ Johnstone Burgh dumped them out of the West of Scotland Cup.

Keen to avoid a repeat of last year’s heavy 4-0 loss to Burgh in the quarter-finals of the Sectional League Cup, Frew named a strong starting line-up, with top scorers David McKenna and Scott Morton on from the start.

However, a well-organised Burgh opened the scoring inside three minutes before going on to double their lead 30 minutes in.

Renfrew quickly halved the deficit with a fortuitous effort in the swirling wind but they couldn’t break down a stubborn Johnstone team that was happy to sit back and see it out to progress to the third round.

Ferry said: “That was a really frustrating match.

“We lost two goals from throw-ins in the opening half an hour, which was bitterly disappointing. They were carbon copies as well, so how we didn’t learn from the first one I’ll never know.”

Ferry continued: “One from a throw-in is bad enough but two is beyond a joke and is something we’ll need to look at. Overall, it was just a sore one to take.

“We’ve lost twice now to Burgh in cup competitions in the past two seasons. We knew to expect a tough one due to the 4-0 loss last time out but we just didn’t have the answers. 

“They seem to be a bogey team for us recently.

“We had a lot of the ball throughout the 90 minutes but we just weren’t at it.

“We really struggled up front, which is unusual for us, looking at our recent form. We’ve scored 11 in the last couple of matches, so it was a bit of a shock to see us struggle up top.

“Myself and Colin [Clark] had a right go at the players in the dressing room after the match. We didn’t hold back as it’s not the standard we’ve come to expect or demand.

“We seem to put in a couple of really good performances and then just throw any momentum away. We’ve struggled for consistency all season and struggled again on Saturday.

“It just didn’t click for us, so we’ve got to put it behind us now and put all of our focus back on the league.”

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