Lowland League: Champs City head for East Kilbride

Edinburgh City captain  Dougie Gair with manager Gary Jardine. Picture: Greg Macvean
Edinburgh City captain Dougie Gair with manager Gary Jardine. Picture: Greg Macvean
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Edinburgh City boss Gary Jardine believes his team’s league position will allow his players to enjoy tomorrow’s Ferrari Packaging Lowland League top-of-the-table clash away to East Kilbride.

The champions sit top, four points clear of EK in second, who have a game in hand. With other teams on William Hill Scottish Cup duty, City can give themselves a cushion at the summit.

“From our perspective it’d be fantastic to win,” Jardine said. “Even if we don’t, a draw wouldn’t be worst result and whatever happens we’ll still be top of the league.

“There’s a wee bit of pressure off and we can go through and enjoy it. They’re flying and it’s the first real big game of the season at our level.”

Striker Osman See is likely to play as trialist again after his brace against Vale of Leithen last week, and Jardine revealed he is close to signing the former Selkirk man.

“We should hopefully have something sorted as we go in to next week. He’s fitted in fantastically. He’s really enjoyed himself and is desperate to become part of the club.”

Frazer Paterson may return to City’s defence after recovering from a fractured heel, but Ross Guthrie is still a couple of weeks away from a first-team run out.