A look ahead to the weekend fixtures

Galafairydean FC manager Steven Noble
Galafairydean FC manager Steven Noble

Gala Fairydean Rovers travel to face Cumbernauld Colts in a Lowland league encounter on Saturday.

In their first season in the Lowland League scene, Cumbernauld have proved to be something of a force to be reckoned with and Gala manager Steven Noble is well aware that his troops have a tough assignment ahead of them in their trip to Glasgow.

“We played Cumbernauld at Gala and it was a close game with a fair result (2-2), he said.

“We got a good look at Cumbernauld and they got a good look at us, so both sides know what to expect from each other.

“I am expecting another close game on Saturday. We are wanting to improve our league position and need to start getting a run of wins together so hopefully we will get three points on Saturday.”

Rovers are without the suspended Dean McColm.

In the East of Scotland league, Hawick Royal Albert are at home to Burntisland Shipyard.

Hawick include new signing Daryl Johnson in their squad. Johnson previously played for Falkirk, Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline and Airdrie as well as having spells with Selkirk and Arniston Rangers.

Speaking of his sides current affairs, Hawick manager Dean Shanks said: “Daryl is a great signing for us, we have been after him for a while and have finally managed to fix him up.

“Hopefully the game will go ahead but only the weather will decide that. We have had good results in our last two games and are wanting to keep the momentum going.”

Peebles Rovers are away to Craigroyston.

Selkirk and Vale of Leithen’s home South of Scotland Challenge Cup meetings with Civil Service Strollers and Tynecastle were both postponed due to waterlogged grounds last week. The cup ties are now scheduled to take place on Saturday.