Rossi ready for Lothian clash

Ger Rossi insists that he and his rejuvenated Rovers team are looking forward to Saturday’s EOS league clash against high-flying Lothian Thistle.

The Whitestone men will travel to Saughton Enclosure to cross swords with the capital club in what will be the Rovers’ first match since the 7-2 win over Tweedmouth Rangers at the end of January due to several postponed games.

Rossi’s Rovers head into this match in high spirits, following a three-game winning run that has seen the team climb up into 7th place in the league, and the manager is hopeful of extending that run with a big performance against Raymond Carr’s table-topping side.

Speaking to ahead of the game, Rossi said;

“We’ve already played them a couple of times this season, and as such- we’re well aware that they’re very good side; they’ve got quality all over the park. So, the boys understand the task in hand.

“There are no easy games in this division, and we certainly know what we’re up against in Lothian.”

Whilst fixture postponements has rendered the squad inactive for several weeks, Rossi retains his belief that the Rovers are capable of clinching the three points;

“We’ll prepare the best we can, and whilst the lack of activity recently has been frustrating, I think we are capable of getting a positive result, but we’ll wait and see come full-time on Saturday.”

Saul Schulz-Keith and Gregor Lamb are two players that could potentially miss out, with a tweaked hamstring and illness tormenting the midfield stars respectively. Despite this possible blow, Rossi believes that the squad is equipped for such losses, he explained;

“It’s obviously frustrating when players pick up injuries, suspensions and whatnot. Certainly at the start of the season, I would have said it was a monumental loss. But now, the squad’s getting thicker and there’s plenty competition for places,

“We’re not ruling anyone out at the moment, but, like I said, I do believe that we’re more than capable of looking after ourselves going forward.”



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