Cumnock manager Tony McInally says his side must pick themselves after back-to-back losses.

Nock took on Kirkintilloch Rob Roy midweek last week and lost 1-0 at Guys Meadow, thanks to a second half strike from Ian Gold.

Cumnock then went into their next game last weekend looking to bounce back from their midweek disappointment, however they fell to defeat again with a 2-0 loss to Irvine Meadow at Townhead Park.

Meadow opened the scoring in the first minute via a free kick.

Mark McLennan stepped up from the edge of the box to power his free kick into the bottom right corner past a helpless Kieran Hughes.

The away side then doubled their advantage mid-way through the first half, a long through from the right from Fraser McMillan finding the head of Jamie Whyte to flick in from close quarters.

Speaking to the Chronicle, McInally said: “We had chances, but we did not take them and if we did it would have been an entirely different game.

“But you cannot give away cheap goals and not to take your chances, it is just a recipe for bad results.

“Unfortunately, we are feeling a bit sorry for ourselves at the moment, and we are lacking in numbers with a lot of injuries.

“But the players cannot just sit there feeling sorry for themselves they need to get back up for it and back playing football.“

Cumnock were due to be back in action midweek against Darvel however that has been postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the Vale.

So, all attention turns to this weekend’s game up against Pollok at Townhead which will see McInally face off against his former employers.

Despite the added edge to the fixture McInally says he is treating it like any other game and that he is glad of the break before it to try and get some players back in.

He said: “We might have a bit of respite this week so hopefully we will have a couple of the players back by the weekend. Facing Pollok does not bother me it is just another opponent that we will try and get the better of.”