Yoker co-manager Tommy Montgomery insists he is confident his side will be able to bounce straight back up after being relegated from the West Region League One.

The Whe Ho still have two matches left to play this season, but rivals Shettleston’s 5-1 win away to Maryhill last week saw them move eight points clear and condemn Montgomery’s side to League Two football next year.

Montgomery and co-boss Peter McKenna have refused to be too downbeat, however, revealing plans are already in place to secure promotion from the bottom league at the first time of asking.

“Of course we hoped our last two matches would mean something in terms of survival but it wasn’t to be,” Montgomery told Post Sport. “It’s just a case of looking ahead to next season now and the rebuilding job that is needed to hopefully get us right back up.

“We’ve already had a word with a lot of the boys we want to see stay and made plans to strengthen in certain areas and bolster the squad. We know exactly what we need to do throughout the summer in order to assemble a squad that is capable of bouncing back.

“We still have two games to go and I’m urging the boys to go out and lay down a marker for next season in them both.

“I want to see a bit of character and see them maintain our standard.”