CLYDEBANK manager Kieran McAnespie was delighted his side were able to take their scoring form into the league, after beating Girvan 3-0 away on Saturday.

The result moves the Bankies off the bottom of the table and out of the relegation play-off spots, thanks to a double from on-loan Alloa striker John Cunningham and Steven Higgins.

The Bankies have been red-hot in recent friendlies with the weather claiming their league ties, scoring 15 in their last three non-competitive encounters, as well as a 4-0 win over Lugar Boswell Thistle in the cup last month.

And the Clydebank boss backed both strikers to have good futures in the game.

He said: “It’s quite evident they know where the net is, it’s what we’ve lacked and Higgins’ has the potential to be playing at a far better level than the level he’s playing at.

“He’s an unbelievable talent and he’s only 21 and John Cunningham is only 19. The way he rolls plays, and I spoke to Jim Goodwin, and they said he was a penalty box striker.

“If he continues to progress and work hard at his game, he’s showing good signs of maturity. We’ve got competition now up front and we’ve got goals, pace and strength.”

Unfortunately for Bankies, Chris Black, after putting in a man of the match performance against Girvan, is unavailable for up to six weeks, with the midfielder going travelling.

McAnespie joked: “He was absolutely outstanding on Saturday, I don’t know if that’s why. He’s away for five or six weeks.”

The manager will also continue to assess Jordan Shelvey’s injury this week, after taking off the striker on Saturday ahead of their game against Auchinleck Talbot.

The Bot are sitting in second in the league, and while the manager is looking to win the tie, he admits they need to make sure they pick up points against the teams around them at the bottom of the table.

He added: “We just need to start building on it. We just need to target the teams around us. Anything we get off teams off the top is a bonus for us.

“I think Talbot will win the league, they’ve looked the strongest and most consistent this year.”

Saturday’s game at Holm Park will kick-off at 2pm.