Renfrew manager Martin Ferry is looking for a reaction from his players in training this week after a disappointing display against Greenock Juniors, losing 3-0 in the Sectional League Cup.

The Frew conceded all three goals in the first half, and while there were positives to take, Ferry will be looking to shake up his starting line-up for their next game against Vale of Leven on Saturday.

And while he admits that visiting Greenock was always going to be a tough ask, he expected more from his team.

He said: “The first half wasn’t great, the second half was much better. We had a system set up at the start but we changed that and in the second half when it seemed to work, it was a better game for us after that.

“We’re going to work on a bit more fitness and the players will be looking to impress.”

But after winning the Central District First Division title last year, the boss is under no illusions that the league is the priority for them, rather than the League Cup.

He added: “The next stage in getting everybody ready for the league.

“Obviously you’d like to get through but the result on Saturday wasn’t the best – you’ve got to be positive and go on to the next game and see where you’re at at the end of it.”

And on Monday night Ferry put the players through their paces with some gruelling running sessions.

He said: “I think you can just call it [training on Monday] the harriers! They’ve got the bleep test too. They had one before they left for the summer, so we’ll compare it to how they were before the summer.”

Renfrew are next in action at home to Vale of Leven on Saturday, before hosting Port Glasgow on Wednesday, August 17 and then away to Johnstone Burgh on Saturday, August 20.