FRUSTRATED Troon FC boss Jim Kirkwood says his side must start turning draws into wins after being held in Glasgow.

The Seasiders drew 2-2 away to Rutherglen Glencairn and Kirkwood insists there is room for improvement.

He said: "We started poorly and were on the back foot. On the balance of play they were much happier with the point than we were. "I feel we should go to places like Rutherglen and win if we have ambitions of promotion.

"Now we have to be smarter and a bit more physical and the aim should be to win not just pick something up away from home. We have been to Kilsyth, Petershill and Rutherglen looking to win and we have taken a draw and that is frustrating. We are undefeated on the road but must start converting draws into victories.

"We must change to a team getting draws away to winning. I would say we are probably three or four points away from where I would lie to be. If you can win five or six games on the bounce you can be right up at the top. The biggest win for us was against Maryhill.

The Seasiders on Saturday head to Kirkconnel to face league rivals Kello Rovers in the opening round of the West of Scotland Cup.

Kirkwood expects a tough test and said: "Their games seem to be close and if they haven't won they are close. It will be tough down there but we are going there win - whether it 's through an own goal in 92 minutes or a comfortable victory. We will talk to Kilsyth, who played them on Saturday to get their views,"

Dale Shirkie, Evan Maley and Ross McCrea are carrying knocks and miss out, while striker Scott McLean is rated doubtful.