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

The football season is coming to an end and as far as Selkirk manager Stevie Forrest is concerned the final curtain can’t come down quick enough.

Taking up this story, Forrest told TheSouthern: “I just wish the season was finished.

“Although it is important that we win our games, we have nothing really to play for apart from pride. We are not wanting to blow out on a whimper though.

“On Saturday we meet Edinburgh City at home and this is a game we really want to win. City beat us at the Meadowbank Stadium the other week in what was a dull and flat game. Neither side played well so hopefully it will be a better game this time.

“I think we are in with a good chance of getting a result and if we can perform the same way as we did in the second half against Whitehill Welfare we will get one.”

Glancing ahead to the future Forrest said: “I am on the lookout for new faces and have been speaking to a few players. There are some very interesting plans in the pipeline for the club.

“At the moment I can’t say that much. More will be revealed in around two weeks’ time but I can say there are exciting times ahead for Selkirk FC.”

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Hawick Royal Albert are involved in East of Scotland League first division action in facing Peebles Rovers at Albert Park.

Looking ahead to this encounter Albert midfield ace Andy Noble, a former Peebles signing commented: “Peebles beat us at Whitestone Park earlier in the season.

“However, I can’t see any reason why we cannot get a win in this game as we have the players to do this. If we turn up with the right attitude and I am sure we will, then we’ll get a victory.

“The manager can pick the team but it’s up to the players to do the job on the park. We shall be looking for a win to improve our league position.”