Rambo is ready to go out with all guns blazing

ASSISTANT manager Iain Ramage is happy to let the young bucks see if they can make it a momentous day for Musselburgh in Ayrshire.

But if called upon, 'Rambo' is ready to bring down the curtain on his playing career with all guns blazing. "I thought I had retired at the end of last season," said the 37-year-old. "But, when we had a few injuries earlier in the season, the manager asked me to register again. I've played a few games recently and have enjoyed it. I certainly won't be in the starting line-up on Sunday and won't be standing there in the dug-out asking to get on because that's not my style. But, at the same time, I will be champing at the bit to get on and, if I do, then what a great way to finish off my playing career."

Ramage, who has been in the Junior ranks for 16 years with the exception of a short spell at Berwick Rangers, played for Linlithgow and Whitburn before being reunited with former team-mate David McGlynn at Olivebank.

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The pair have guided The Burgh to cup triumphs and promotion to the Super League but Ramage reckons it has been mainly down to McGlynn.

"Davie has a tremendous will to win," he said. "He also has high standards, which he had as a player, too. He expects everyone to give their all and if they don't he's not slow in telling them. He's very good tactically, too, and certainly has an eye for a player, as he has shown in the way he has built the current team. "The good thing about this team is that they are all pals, with the majority of them living in a six or seven-mile radius of Musselburgh," he added. "They meet up on most Saturday nights and there's no doubt that we are heading into this game with a close-knit group of players."