Kilwinning Rangers manager Chris Strain says his side are determined to “bounce back as quickly as possible” after their 2-1 home defeat to Blantyre Victoria in their opening league match of the season last Saturday.

Strain’s side have the chance to make amends for Saturday’s disappointment when they play Sauchie in their rearranged Soccer Shop Challenge Cup match tonight (November 4) before an away trip to Darvel – who have won their first two league games of the season – on Saturday.

Buffs boss Chris Strain told the Herald: “I don’t think we played as well as we could have against Blantyre even taking the tough conditions into consideration.

“It’s very difficult to play in those conditions but we could have defended both goals better and in terms of creativity we could have done a lot more but it was very

difficult for the players and ultimately we will not get too hung up on the result and just move on.

“Conditions meant it was difficult to play our usual brand of football but you have to find a way to win games and we did not do that. I think it’s a match you consign to the history books and we will move on.

“It’s good to have a cup game midweek and it gives us the opportunity to bounce back as quickly as possible and try and get the show back on the road.

“We will move on from the weekend and try and get a positive result which will lead us into the league game against Darvel.”