Auchinleck Talbot manager says he expects better performances from his side despite their 2-1 win over Troon at the weekend.

Talbot went into their third match of their West of Scotland Football League Premier Division campaign looking to secure their first home win of the competitive season having drawn 2-2 with Clydebank on the opening game of the season.

The game at Beechwood started in a similar manner to the Bankies stalemate as in both they found themselves one nil down in the first half.

Troon’s Sam Jamieson beating the offside trap to race through and slip the ball past the onrushing Andy Leishman. However, in another parallel to the Clydebank game, Talbot fought back in the second half to secure the win.

From a Troon corner, the ball was cleared to Glasgow who broke half the length of the pitch to feed Boylan, who slipped the ball past Marc Fisher.

Two substitutes combined for the winner, as Keir Samson headed in from Mark Shankland’s cross to put Talbot up to fourth in the table.

Speaking to the Chronicle, Sloan said: “I am delighted we won the game but then I have to look at the performance and if I am honest, it is not what I am looking for.

“We have shipped goals very cheaply so far this season, at the weekend they did not have to do too much to score their goal.

“It is something I will look at it and we are looking to be better, but we will always strive to improve.”

Talbot can quickly show any improvements in their next game on Wednesday night away to a winless Kilbirnie Ladeside in the Premier Division.

Sloan is hoping he will be able to rest some legs for the midweek trip as his squad gets pushed to the max with the early season fixture pile up.

He told the Chronicle: “We have used the same players in most of the games so far this season, so that is a concern, as we could do with more fit players at this time of the season.

“So, hopefully we will be able to use another couple of fresher players that have not played as much against Kilbirnie.”