Old master Prof prepares to paint

Kelso United continue their East of Scotland League Cup campaign with a home meeting against Spartans on Saturday, writes John Slorance.

United manager Prof Blaikie said: “We have a few new boys in the squad – it’s like starting a painting with a blank canvas and I am quite excited about it.

“The squad is made up of a good blend of youth and experience, and I am happy with this balance.

“I don’t know that much about Spartans this season, but no doubt they will be a good side and real test for us.”

Peebles Rovers travel to Edinburgh to take on Craigroyston at St Mark’s Park, while Hawick Royal Albert also visit the capital, tackling Lothian Thistle HV.

The new-look Teries have added to their backroom staff by bringing in Dean Robertson, a former senior player, as coach.

In the Lowland League, Vale of Leithen, who have former Berwick Rangers manager Ian Little as their team boss this term, entertain Whitehill Welfare at Victoria Park.

Gala Fairydean Rovers look to maintain their good start as they square up against East Kilbride, and Selkirk face BSC Glasgow away from home, also hoping for a similar scoreline to last weekend.