Forrest stands by club as player search gets closer to home

Gala Fairydean vs Selkirk FC at Netherdale. Selkirk FC manager Steve Forrest.
Gala Fairydean vs Selkirk FC at Netherdale. Selkirk FC manager Steve Forrest.

SELKIRK may be down at the foot of the Lowland League table, but there is no downtrodden feeling hanging over the Yarrow Park club, writes John Slorance.

Indeed, manager Steve Forrest has a real upbeat look on matters and told The Southern: “When I took on the job I said it would take time to turn things around – and I still stand by this.

“We have been playing reasonably well and I feel we should and could be six or seven points better than we are.

“I know we are not good enough to do anything great just now, so I am trying to bring in new faces to try and sort things out.

“I would like to bring more Borders players into the squad and, indeed, we have put in an offer for two Gala Fairydean Rovers guys. This bid was turned down, but this is the sort of direction we are heading in.”

Selkirk travel to face Stirling University on Saturday and Forrest selects from a full-strength squad.

In the Lowland League Cup, Vale of Leithen entertain Gala Fairydean Rovers at Victoria Park.

Expressing his thoughts on this encounter, Vale team boss Chic McAleavey said: “There is still a chance that we can do something in our league section, but we have to get back on track to do this, so it’s a must-win game for us. Everybody is available and that’s good news.”

Kelso United are without suspended pair Steven Tait and Chris Black for their home King Cup tie with Edinburgh University, while Hawick Royal Albert have Graeme Young missing due to a ban for their away tussle with Berwick Rangers Reserves.