Away days don't bother Vale assistant
VALE of Leven assistant Scott McKernan admits he is delighted with the Milburn Park club's opening league fixtures.
That's despite the Millburn Park having to travel away from home in four of their first six matches.
Hugh Hamill's men start off at home to Vale of Clyde and after travelling to Glasgow Perthshire, the club will have their last game at home for three weeks against Neilston.
Vale only lost four games on the road last season and McKernan, pictured, is hoping to achieve a similar feat this season and also better their home record in a season the club are aiming to clinch promotion.
He said: "Looking at the fixtures, strangely I am not angry at being forced to play four away games in our first six.
"We played well away from home last season and we want to do that again this season.
"The game against Vale of Clyde will be tough as they will be hurting from being relegated last season and will be a bid test.
"Then games away to Greenock and Shettleston will be just as hard, we will need to be at our best."
McKernan seems to be happy not just off the park with the fixtures, but also on the park as his side get ready for next season and insists with the addition of just one or two faces, his side will be ready.
He added: "Hugh and I are happy with the way things are shaping up.
"If we can add one or two new faces that will help, but overall, we are confident going into the new campaign."
This article appeared in Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter 05 Jul 11
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