Student Ross set for Warner Park return

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There will be a familiar face lining up against Eyemouth in Saturday’s SFA South Challenge Cup first round match, writes Kevin Janiak.

The Fishermen’s assistant boss Gary Smith said: “I know one of their players – Ross Paterson, who is originally from Eyemouth.

“He used to play with us and he is a really good player.

“I’m pretty sure we’ll see him playing for the University on Saturday.

“And as good as Ross is, you can bet that the rest of the team will be as good as him or better, so we have definitely got our work cut out.”

Right midfielder Paterson is in his fourth year of studying physical education at the University.

Saturday’s match will definitely not be for the faint-hearted, as to get anything close to a result, the Warner Park men will need to work on more than one area of the park.

“We will just have to shore up our defence, get our midfield to work harder and make sure the guys up front are sharper and make the most of their chances.

“It’s as simple as that ... but of course, it’s never really that easy.

“We’ve just got to stop being caught with the ball.

“Some of our players think they are world beaters, but they keep getting trapped – we can’t make it so easy for Uni.”

Coldstream host Ormiston at Home Park for their Challenge Cup tie.

The Streamers will be on a high, following their 5-3 win over Heriot-Watt, in which no less than five different players scored.

With such a strength in depth in attacking, Grant Davidson’s men have a good chance of progressing, although they can be found wanting at the back – they let the Students back into the game after going three ahead.

And Duns are also at home, facing fellow stragglers Craigroyston at New Hawthorn Park, also in the Challenge Cup first round.

The Dingers will be pleased to have seen Michael Robinson score on his league debut – but they, too, need to tighten up their defence after leaking six to Leith last week.

All three matches kick off at 2.30pm.