RHYS CAVES welcomed the chance to come off the bench against Luncarty and make his debut for Sauchie.

Caves was subbed on during the 5-0 battering of the Fife outfit, in a match which saw the home side reduced to 10 men.

Caves joined Sauchie earlier in the season but his debut was delayed as he looked to fully recover from a niggling injury.

Caves was delighted to make his first appearance for the Reds and is aiming to take more opportunities in the near future.

He told Advertiser Sport: “It was good to come off the bench against Luncarty and come back after my injury.

“I had been in training before and getting a chance to meet the boys and it was good to finally get playing again.

“The team looked pretty comfortable. They got their keeper sent off early on and it was 2-0 after that so the game was pretty much done.

“It was good to get on – obviously, the pressure was off a bit but it was a good game for me to come in and help the team.”

Caves joined the club from Caledonian Braves at the tail end of August, aiming to provide energy, quality and pace to the midfield.

The midfielder has high hopes for his time at Sauchie, looking to help them push towards the very top of the table.

He added: “Obviously, I’ve just joined the team so I need to get into the team first.

“We’re not up at the top of the table just now but I don’t see why we can’t be pushing for the league again.

“It’s a long season and we’ve only played four or five games so I’d say we can try and go on and win the league.”