AHEAD of Saturday’s clash with Tweedmouth Rangers, we look at five big talking points…
1: A MIXED BAG – BUT CAN ROVERS RETURN?
No one at Whitestone Park can dispute the facts about this season – it’s been rather mixed! A fine run of form was cut short after the fixture list threw up three testing ties: Kelty Hearts, Lothian Thistle and Cumbernauld Colts.
What followed was soul-crushing as three consecutive seven-nil defeats were recorded. Unfortunately this is the reality of the situation, with a revival needed.
Tweedmouth offer a great opportunity to pick ourselves up again, we’ve even recorded a win over them already this season: a 3-2 win back in September.
2: RANGERS ROOTED AT THE BOTTOM
An added bonus ahead of Saturday’s match is Tweedmouth’s fortunes this season. The Berwick outfit have had a luckless campaign so far: winless in ten matches with just seven goals scored mean that Rangers are rooted to the bottom of the league table.
Manager John Patterson resigned following their poor run – with a lacklustre Tweedmouth struggling to turn the tide. They could provide the ideal opposition for Rovers as we look to regain OUR form.
3: SMITH SIGNS ON THE DOTTED LINE
Rovers did have some positive news to chew over during the international break – chiefly the arrival of a new player.
Jack Smith put pen to paper this week, with the 19-year-old striker signing until the end of season. A sparkling resume points to spells at Spartans and Leith Athletic, with Smith’s arrival bolstering our attacking options alongside David Lindsay, Saul Schulz-Keith and Michael McEwan.