NEW Yoker boss John McAuley hailed his side’s performance as the perfect end to a difficult week for the Holm Park club.

The Whe Ho put on a fantastic performance for their new boss and McAuley admits he is just glad to get the week out the way — made all the better with a 3-1 win away to Lesmahagow.

McAuley succeeds John Brogan in the Yoker hotseat after his departure last Monday, stepping up from being the former manager’s assistant.

He joked: “Well it’s fantastic to keep my 100 per cent record intact. All kidding aside it is just great to finish off a hard week with a great win.

“I have had a great reaction to the appointment from the boys and the atmosphere in the dressing room has been buoyant.

“I must admit I was pretty nervous going into the game. It’s new territory for me and was my first ever game as manager of any side.

“But credit where credit is due, all I asked for was 100 per cent from the boys and they duly delivered on their promise.

“I was delighted with the response I got from the squad and their performance showed they are more than determined to work hard for me.

“The defence was fantastic but overall the lads were brilliant.

“If it wasn’t for their keeper the score would have been a lot higher. We hit the post and he made some fantastic saves so it was great to see such a performance from all over the pitch.” Following a disappointing run Yoker have found themselves sliding down the table towards the relegation places. However, the Holm Park side have a number games in hand but despite that, McAuley stresses that his first target is to stop the rot and ensure that Yoker maintain their league status.

He added: “The aim is to stay in the league and not get relegated, and that will not change between now and the end of the season. Everything else will be a bonus.

“I have been tasked with picking up as many points as I possibly can between now and the end of the season and hopefully finish as high as we can.” After Brogan’s departure McAuley has been handed the reigns from now until the end of the season when the board will re-assess the situation.