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St Cadoc's were fortunate to beat us, says Shotts boss John McKeown

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Shotts boss John McKeown says his side deserved a draw against West of Scotland First Division ‘favourites’ St Cadoc’s, and it showed his side aren’t “a million miles away”.The Glasgow side ran out 1-0 in their opener on Saturday against McKeown’s patchwork side, but he says there were plenty of positives to take from the game.McKeown will be looking to add quality wherever possible, but says the effort and commitment was there.He said: “I knew we were going to be up against it.

They’re most people’s league favourites, and the signings they’ve made have been incredible.“We’ve mostly added young kids who are really inexperienced at this level, but we gave a right good account of ourselves.“My take from it was that we were very, very unfortunate not to take something from the game.“I’m not saying we should have won the game, but I think it would have been justice if we could have got ourselves a point.“We’re not a million miles away but we still need to add a few bits of quality and experience, maybe in the forward areas.“But we were unlucky.”McKeown added: “I think this league is going to be really hard, and there will be a lot of bumps in the road this season.“We just need to try and add wee bits of quality and experience as we go, on a very restricted, tight budget, compared to a lot of teams in the league, which is going to be quite difficult.“But that’s just the way it is.

We can’t keep moaning about it, we just need to get on with it.“To be fair, the boys on Saturday gave their all, so I was quite happy with the effort and commitment, but we didn’t have that final cutting edge when we got into the final third.”Shotts follow up their Hannah Park curtain-raiser with a trip to Rossvale, and McKeown knows it will be

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