PREMIERSHIP newbies Troon must make sure they are switched on for the whole 90 minutes.

That was the message from assistant boss Matt Maley following the 1-1 draw at home to Pollok on Saturday,

This came three days after the Seasiders, who won promotion last season, had drawn 1-1 away to Scottish Junior Cup holders Auchinleck Talbot.

Maley said: “This was a game we had gone into targeting a win. But we were really poor in the first half, it was disappointing, we must work for the full 90 minutes. I would have taken a draw at that stage.

“But we played much better after the break and created a lot of chances. Former Dumbarton and Stranraer trialist striker Christian Nade sent a header just wide late on and Jamie Martin saw his header cleared off the line."

Buffs on Saturday make the short trip to Abbey Park to face Kilwinning Rangers.

The assistant boss added: “It will be very difficult - there are no easy games in this league. Kilwinning had a very good season and have picked up more or less where they left off.

“Abbey Park is a tough place to go but our aim will be to take something from the match. We look forward to it. Everyone has worked hard to get where we are and we want to make sure we stay in this league."

Meanwhile Maley played down speculation that Nade could be set to sign and said: "I had him at Stranraer and we would like to have him here and he is doing well but quite a few junior and senior clubs are after him. We will just have to wait and see what happens."