By Neil Hobson
Ger Rossi has lavished praise upon his young Rovers side after yesterday’s friendly defeat to a Celtic XI
A stunning free-kick from Ross Lamb wasn’t enough for the lads as a youthful Celtic team bagged a win following late goal from Max Potter. But the gaffer believes it matters little, saying the players should take pride from their battling performances in front of a packed Whitestone Park.
He said; “One thing we said about this game is that it was a spectacle for the community. I think a couple of years ago; we wouldn’t even have been able to imagine Glasgow Celtic coming to town.
“I think we all saw tonight how far this team has come, and wherever these boys go in their careers as they progress, I really hope they all remember and treasure the memories.
“It all came together tonight from the hard work of the guys on the committee, to the help provided by Peebles Rugby Club. We also owe a lot to Rab Thompson from Celtic for helping to bring the team down to Whitestone.”
“We lost an early goal but that’s nit-picking. After that we settled down and we really began to enjoy ourselves. We didn’t just play against Celtic, we also competed and it was once again a testament to how far this team has come.
“Ross Lamb steps up with a thunderous free-kick and that was the icing on the cake. It was a great occasion, the boys gave absolutely everything out there tonight and we’re all very proud.”