The Junior season kicks off in earnest tonight with the first of this season’s Dechmont Forklift League Cup matches.
Super League side Musselburgh, the beaten Scottish Cup finalists last year, are at Newtongrange Star, who were relegated from the Super League last term.
Star are a much-changed side with manager Alan Miller now in charge and he said: “We’ve been encouraged by our pre-season. It’s gone well but this game is a measuring stick as to how near we are to a Super League side again.”
Musselburgh boss David McGlynn is happy with his squad.
“The players who took us on that terrific run to the Cup final last season are the ones I’m sticking with,” he said.