Edinburgh City out to keep League Cup hopes alive

City's Jordan Caddow is a doubt for tomorrow's game. Pic: Malcolm McCurrach
City's Jordan Caddow is a doubt for tomorrow's game. Pic: Malcolm McCurrach
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Edinburgh City will be hoping to keep their League Cup aspirations alive by following up last week’s victory over Spartans with another win at Whitehill Welfare tomorrow.

Their hopes of qualifying from Group B looked to be fading until an impressive 3-1 win at Ainslie Park side gave them a glimmer of hope. Another victory tomorrow at Ferguson Park will put the Meadowbank club in contention for the best runners-up spot and a shot at League Cup glory.

Manager Gary Jardine, who has doubts over striker Peter Stenhouse and defender Jordan Caddow for the trip to Rosewell, said: “All we can do is win our final game and hope for the best. If we finish with nine points then that isn’t a bad figure. We want that consistency so it would be great to get another victory tomorrow.

“The Spartans victory was hugely pleasing and I must mention Ryan Wilson for what was a terrific performance capped by a superb goal. He’s been with the club since he was seven and he deserved it.”

Whitehill manager Mickey Lawson will make changes from last week’s stalemate at Stirling University, with Mike Bruce, John Hall and Aaron Somerville all pushing for starting berths.

In Group A, Preston Athletic, buoyed by their 7-0 rout of Gala Fairydean Rovers, travel to Yarrow Park to face Selkirk. Manager David Bingham still has Ryan Strachan unavailable, but is hopeful Ryan Moore and Michael Osborne will be fit.