Graham names team to play London Scottish

GALA coach George Graham is looking to test his players this weekend as they take their first steps into the professional waters, writes Fiona Scott.

Team selection has not been a problem however and the Netherdale boss has, in the main, stuck with the formula that found him success on last weekend’s trip to Mayfield. He commented: “Once again selection is easy as another good win was achieved up at Dundee and the team as a whole are beginning to recapture the form of last season.

“Of course we will continue to improve on aspects of our game but I feel we are on the right path to continue with the form we are showing.”

Looking ahead to Saturday’s British and Irish Cup clash against London Scottish he added: “This week we are delving into the unknown as it will be the first time Gala have played in the B & I Cup.

“I feel that this is an ideal opportunity for the team to test themselves against pro players and to find out where they stand.

“I also think it is a great opportunity to make a name for themselves and Gala by putting a performance together that the club and supporters can be proud of.”

Gala team to play London Scottish: A. McLean; G. Sommerville, C. Auld, J. King, C. Robertson; L. Millar, George Graham; L. Pettie, C. McIntosh, E. McQuillian, C. Weir, O. Palepoi, Gary Graham, S. Cairns, E. Dods. Subs: R. Anderson, C. Keddie, C. Mein, G. Bryce, G. Young, B. Turner, D. Owenson.