Fraser Carragher goes in for a 50-50 but comes off second best and now faces a spell on the sidelines.

Fraser Carragher goes in for a 50-50 but comes off second best and now faces a spell on the sidelines.

As expected, the reserves bowed out of this season’s Scottish Cup, going down 4-0 at Dunfermline City. All the goals came in the second half through Finlay Spalding and a Rudolf Gerard hat-trick, and despite being disappointed by the manner of the defeat, Brook Street coach Marcus Lövman wasn’t too downbeat at full-time.

“I don’t think there were four goals between the sides and I think the scoreline perhaps flatters them a bit. However, we came here fielding what is essentially our reserve site while they put out their first team”.

He continued, “I reckon the lads were unfortunate to lose by that margin, but the league is much more important to us and that is why we were playing it cool today. We’ve a very big game ahead of us on Saturday, and while the Cup run has been a welcome distraction, it’s ultimately of secondary importance”.

Of more concern to the Swede was the injury picked up by Fraser Carragher. “It’s not looking good”, he confessed. “Fraser’s taken a real sore one and it looks like he’s going to be out for a while. We’ve got good cover though with Ed Roberts coming in today and performing very well. It’ll give him a chance to stake his claim for a starting place.

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