Football preview

Gala's Dean McColm.
Gala's Dean McColm.

Gala Fairydean Rovers suffered a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Edinburgh University in their last outing.

On the day the Netherdale men were taught a lesson by the students.

It was as simple as that.

This Saturday Rovers will be looking to ease the pain of their heavy defeat in getting a result in their Lowland League clash with BSC Glasgow at home.

Speaking ahead of this encounter, Fairydean’s Dean McColm said: “We didn’t perform against Edinburgh University and will be hoping to make up for this on Saturday.

“Although we have not quite been clicking lately, I think we are a good side and much better than our league position shows.

“We could do with a bit of luck though as we haven’t had much of it this season. If we can get a win over BSC Glasgow it would give us a lift and this would help us to get a run going.”

Under the wing of recently appointed player/manager Garry O’Connor, Selkirk travel to do battle with Stirling University.

Former Scotland star O’Connor, whose past clubs include Hibs, Lokomotiv Moscow and Birmingham City, has brought in a new coach in Joe Brown.

Vale of Leithen lock horns with Threave Rovers in a battle of the basement boys away from home.

In the East of Scotland League, Hawick Royal Albert line up against Coldstream at Home Park.

Talking of matters, Hawick manager Dean Shanks commented, “Due to playing in a lot of cup matches, we are behind in league fixtures so it’s good to get back to league business again. Doing well in the league is our main priority this season and we will be going to Coldstream looking for a win”.

Peebles Rovers are away to Ormiston.