In what has been a blink of an eye, there has been a dramatic change in the fortunes of Selkirk in the Lowland League football scene, writes John Slorance.
Aided by the arrival of French players Yanis Lamghari, Jordane Orain, Benjamin Huteau and Julio Tonelle, the Yarrow Park outfit have came on leaps and bounds in a remarkably-short period of time.
And talking ahead of his side’s home clash with Dalbeattie Star on Saturday, Selkirk manager Steve Forrest told TheSouthern: “The team has went through a difficult time, but training and Saturdays are now fun again, and we are looking forward to every game.
“I have a full-strength squad for the game against Dalbeattie. This is a bit of a nightmare, but it is a nice nightmare to have.”
Hungarian striker Mate Meszaros is expected to make his debut for Forrest’s international squad.
Gala Fairydean Rovers will be looking to hit the winning trail again during their meeting with Threave Rovers at Netherdale, while Vale of Leithen tackle Preston Athletic, also at home.
In the East of Scotland First Division, Hawick Royal Albert travel to Duns, while Kelso United entertain Ormiston.