TALBOT are in the ascendancy but laidback boss Tommy Sloan says its still early days.

The Beechwood gaffer watched on as his side thumped Glasgow giants, Pollok in their highly anticipated Scottish Cup replay.

Talbot blew Pollok away with a thumping 4-0 win thanks to a Craig McCracken hat trick and a goal from Gordon Pope.

But despite the sensational win, Sloan wants to keep his powder dry before shouting from the rooftops his seasons ambitions.

The quiet Talbot boss said: "We are improving all the time, there's no question about that.

"But we're only through to the next round. We've done nothing yet. We have another massive game against Beith in the next round. That's Pollok and now Beith, both away from home, so thing won't be easy for us.

"Things seem to be going well for us jut now. We are playing some good stuff. But it's early days in the league and we've a long way to go in the cup as well."

The Talbot boss was chuffed as he watched youngster, McCracken bag his hat trick.

Sloan added: "Craig is playing in midfield for us and he's doing very well. He had a great game on Saturday.

"He played there when he was on loan from Ayr United as well so we knew he had the quality to play there. We've also got Dwayne Hyslop coming back from injury as well so we have a lot of quality in those types of positions.

"From the start of the season it has been trial and error but we have only just started hitting our stride now."

Sloan's side this week host Kilbirnie Ladeside with a 1.45pm kick off.