CHRIS Flanagan, deputising for on-holiday Cumnock boss Peter Leonard, is looking forward to some normality.

With the revamped fixture schedule, the team has been playing two, sometimes three, games a week meaning training has been put on hold until now.

Flanagan said: “We have not had a training session for a month because there have been so many games - Saturday, Monday, then Wednesday.

“With a small squad it’s been difficult, but it will be good to get the boys in for two nights training.”

Despite the difficulties of not being able to get the squad together away from the matchday scenario, Cumnock did not seem too troubled on Saturday.

Taking a lead with less than 10 minutes gone, followed quickly by another, there was only going to be one outcome.

Trialists Jordan McMillan and, particularly, Dan Carmichael, played a major part in the eventual 4-0 win, much to Flanagan’s satisfaction.

He said: “There was a big improvement in our performance and the two boys who came in made a difference.

“We hope to have both of them signed this week when Peter comes back from holiday. It is good to have more competition in the squad.

“The team played with a lot more aggression today while some of the football we played was such that we could have scored two or three more.

“It is also good to get a clean sheet, our first of the season, but we need to stay positive and kick on from here.

“It’s consistency we need to try and get more points on the board over the next few weeks.

“We are at home to Renfrew, another promoted club, next week which will be a tough game.

“But if we play the way we did against Meadow,we can be confident.”