A look ahead to the weekend football action

Selkirk FC manager Steve Forrest.
Selkirk FC manager Steve Forrest.

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.

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: “We are a revitalised side.

“The team has went through a difficult time but training and Saturdays are now fun again and we are looking forward to every game.

“It’s my aim to make Yarrow Park a place where sides know they are going to get a difficult time and I think this is starting to happen already.

“I was very disappointed as well as frustrated to only get a draw with Preston Athletic last Saturday as it was a match we deserved to win. A little while ago drawing with Preston away from home would have been a great result for us so things are beginning to change.

“I have a full strength squad for the game against Dalbeattie Star. This is a bit of a nightmare but it is a nice nightmare to have”.

Boosted with their win over Vale of Leithen, Gala Fairydean Rovers will be looking to hit the winning trail again in their meeting with Threave Rovers at Netherdale.

Vale of Leithen are also at home in tackling Preston Athletic in another Lowland League encounter.

In the East of Scotland First Division, Hawick Royal Albert travel to lock horns with Duns.

This will be the third meeting of the two clubs since March 1. Hawick won one of the games, the other ending in a draw.

The Albert have had three players red carded in these matches. For Saturdays visit to Berwickshire the Albert are without suspended captain Michael McKenzie.

Kelso United entertain Ormiston at Woodside Park. Liam Wallace and Sean Angus return to the Tweedsiders squad but Elliot Turnbull, Grant Gass and Declan Hogg are all suspended.