Without a game for two weeks, Selkirk return to the fray on Saturday, taking on Edinburgh University in a Lowland League clash at Yarrow Park.
It’s not a position they wanted to be in and Selkirk manager Stevie Forrest can’t wait to get his team back on the park.
“We are raring to get back,” he told The Southern. “It’s no good being idle.
“Edinburgh University are new to the Lowland League this season and I went to watch them play Vale of Leithen last Saturday.
“They were quite impressive as they were good in going forward, and strong and structured at the back. It will be a tricky game for us, but I fancy our chances against any team.”
Elsewhere, Gala Fairydean Rovers travel to do battle with Threave Rovers and looking ahead to the match, Gala boss Steven Noble said: “We are going through a bit of a rough spell in the way of results at the moment, but all sides have dips in form.
“One of our problems is that we have had players missing through injuries. However, we are gradually getting back to a full squad.
“We set a high standard at the beginning of the season through some good performances and I am confident we can recapture this kind of form.”
Over at Victoria Park, Vale of Leithen entertain BSC Glasgow.
Hawick Royal Albert travel to face Kelso United in an East of Scotland League First Division clash at Woodside Park. It will be the third meeting of the two clubs this season with one game being drawn and the Tweedsiders emerging victorious in the other.
Albert coach Davie Aitkin, whose side are anchored at the foot of the table, have yet to win a league game and suffered a 7-1 thumping at Ormiston last week, said: “We are capable of doing better and we proved this when beating Newton Stewart in the Scottish Cup.
“It’s time, however, that some players stood up and got counted instead of letting their manager down.
“In the Ormiston match there were guys who were more interested in arguing with the referee and the opposition than concentrating on their game. These players should have a good look at themselves.”
Peebles Rovers tangle with Ormiston and manager John O’Hara is pleased his team were given such a hard time against Heriot-Watt last week before coming away with a 1-1 draw.
“We needed a bit of a fright to get our heads right for a massive league game at home to Ormiston,” he said.