CUMNOCK boss Brian McGinty says he won’t hesitate to look around for new players if the ones in his current squad can’t turn around their mid-season slump.

Nock’s slump extended to a sixth match without a win on Saturday as McGinty’s men fell to a surprise 2-1 defeat away to lowly Petershill.

The Glasgow side went into the clash, only three to beat the winter weather, off the back of a 7-1 thumping away to Beith seven days

earlier – but picked up only their second win of the campaign, and climbed off the bottom of the table as a consequence, after Jordan Marshall and Craig Quinn found the net either side of Greg Ferry’s header for the visitors from a Mark McLennan cross.

Speaking to the club’s own social media team after the match, McGinty said: “I’m not going to sugarcoat things for anybody now: keep losing cheap goals, and your quality’s poor in the final third, and you’ll lose games, it’s as simple as that. There’s no point in dressing it up.

“It’s not good enough and it’s not acceptable and we need to fix it. If we can fix it with the guys in there, great; if we need to go and bring other players in, we’ll bring other players in.”

Next up for Nock, who remain in mid-table and now haven’t won in the league since the end of November, are back-to-back home fixtures against Kilwinning tonight (Wednesday) and Largs Thistle on Saturday, before huge cup ties next month against Troon and Hurlford.

“I wouldn’t say I don’t bother about the table,” McGinty continued, “but I didn’t bother about the table when we were sitting top after five or six games and I’ll certainly not worry about it now.

“What we need to do is win the game on Wednesday.

“If we take our chances and we don’t lose the goals we’re losing, we’ll win the game. But if we continue to defend like we’re defending, and be slack, and lack the bit of quality in the final third, we’re not going to win many games.”

Meanwhile, Auchinleck and Glenafton also have back-to-back home ties this week: Talbot host Largs tonight (Wednesday) and Petershill on Saturday, while for the Glens it’s Peasy tonight and then Kirkintilloch Rob Roy at Loch Park on Saturday.

Tonight’s games all kick off at 7.30pm, while the Cumnock and Glens matches on Saturday start at 1.30pm. Talbot v Petershill is a 2pm kick-off at Beechwood Park.