There have been mixed results for Rovers' Under-18s side so far in pre-season, but coach Billy Barr says there are positives to take from the displays from his youngsters.
The young Rovers have won two and drawn one of their four recent friendlies, and Barr confesses there are positives to take but also things to improve on from their quartet of recent games.
It's certainly been a busy time for Barr's boys, who also took part in a gruelling training camp near Edinburgh earlier in the summer.
"We started against Liverpool College in our first friendly on Saturday 14th July and won 7-0 on the day," Barr reflected. "We overpowered in the second half at the end of what was a really hard week at Linlithgow.
"The trip to Linlithgow was mainly based around hard work and mentality. There was no part of it where we had a football. It was all about body weight, running, team challenges, and overall it was a really good trip. We came back, and finished it well with the game.
"We then played Carlisle in midweek and to be honest we weren’t good, looked leggy, lost 2-1, and there really weren't too many positives. It’s part of building minutes in pre-season at the beginning, giving 45 minutes and 60 minutes for players to get up to speed.
"The play isn’t what we want with the season two weeks away but we're getting there. There is still lots of work to do and we need to continue getting people functioning and sharp."