The League One champions confronted Dunfemline Athletic on the Balmoral Stadium in Stuart McKenzie’s testimonial and have been defeated 2-0.
McIntyre had solely had two coaching periods with the Cove squad previous to the fixture and has not but been in a position to make any signings.
Cove Rangers supervisor Jim McIntyre was inspired by his first pleasant in cost.
However he was taking loads of positives from the sport in opposition to the Pars.
McIntyre stated: “It was a fantastic train for us as a result of Dunfermline have been again two weeks.
“You can see that their health ranges have been greater than ours which I anticipated so we needed to work additional onerous.
“That they had a squad the place they might change 10 totally different gamers and that can stand us in good stead as a result of we have been utilizing 13 outfield gamers.
“Lots of them obtained 90 minutes so that can do us the world of fine.
“It’s necessary to see the gamers and totally different choices in numerous formations.
“We requested two or three gamers to play out of place simply because we don’t have the our bodies and an harm to Shay Logan which meant we have been restricted.
“It was good to get the gamers on the pitch, you might see we have been tiring within the final 25 minutes and we have been making some sloppy errors.
“We needed to cope with a variety of counter-attacks as a result of our remaining bit wasn’t there, however I don’t count on it to be there within the first recreation.
“We’ve had two coaching periods and I used to be delighted with the trouble which was glorious.”
Though they’ve solely spent every week working collectively McIntyre additionally paid tribute to testimonial man McKenzie.
The goalkeeper has spent 12 years with Cove and McIntyre added: “Stuart’s a credit score to his occupation, the membership and his household. To remain on the membership the size of time he has is nice to see.