Rovers set to finish off season

PEEBLES ROVERS play their last game of the season in entertaining Coldstream at Whitestone Park on Saturday, writes John Slorance.

It’s a season that has seen Peebles emerge as one of the surprise packages in the East of Scotland scene after coming on by leaps and bounds, climbing from the basement to a possible place in the top six.

Rovers manager Stuart Robertson, who became Peebles team boss a few games into the season, is delighted.

He told TheSouthern: “I am very pleased with what Peebles have managed to achieve this season. We have picked up 30 points – something I thought would be beyond us when I first took on the job.

“The players have played good football, with a lot of spirit and it would be great to finish the season on a high.”

Peebles are hoping to have Alan Chalmers free from injury.

Kelso United and Hawick Royal Albert are also in action for the final time this season. The Tweedsiders take on Eyemouth United at Woodside Park.

Manager Prof Blaikie said: “We have played Eyemouth twice this season. The first game was at Eyemouth in the league which ended in a draw and recently they beat us in the King Cup.

“They are doing well, but I think we have a chance of getting a result on Saturday.”

United have goalkeeper David Simmonds back in their squad following a one-match ban.

Hawick entertain Leith Athletic at Albert Park. Liam Lavery returns to the Albert ranks following suspension.

In the premier league, Selkirk travel to Edinburgh to lock horns with Civil Service Strollers while Vale of Leithen clash with Lothian Thistle at home.