Auchinleck Talbot manager Tommy Sloan says he was delighted to have attacker Jamie Glasgow back involved as he scored in their 2-0 win over Preston Athletic at the weekend.

Talbot went into the Scottish Cup second round tie at Pennypit Park keen to continue their journey in the senior competition and progress into the later rounds once again.

Their hopes of doing just that were boosted when Preston went down to ten men, Paul Currie seeing red for foul language.

However, despite the one man advantage the Bot could not break the hosts down as the two sides went into the break level.

Tucker decided to switch things up in the second half, with Glasgow, Bryan Boylan and Dwayne Hyslop all entering the fray.

It was a vindicated decision, with Glasgow lashing in the opener from 22-yards into the bottom right hand corner.

Minutes later their lead was doubled when Graham Wilson’s looping header was bundled over the line by Keir Samson.

Speaking to the Chronicle, Sloan said: “Glasgow missed the last couple of games with a little niggle but he has managed to get himself fit, so I put him back into the thick of it at half-time.

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“He was excellent and the other two subs that came on were great as well.

“That is really important for us, it is a squad game these days it is just not about the starting 11.

“We certainly showed that at the weekend, the players that came on did really well.”

That win has set the Bot up with a tasty glamour tie in the next round against Scottish Championship side Hamilton Accies at Beechwood Park.

Sloan says it is a tricky tie but it is the type of test that they want.

He said: “It is a tough draw obviously but we are at home so that is one thing for us.

“We are in this competition to play teams we do not normally play and go to places we do not normally go.

“It is a great draw but we will put it on the back burner for now and look a bit closer to next week when we are playing in the Scottish Junior Cup against Craigmark.”