Musselburgh Athletic to give youth a chance

Musselburgh Athletic manager David McGlynn

Musselburgh Athletic manager David McGlynn

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Musselburgh Athletic will blood several youth players from their under-19 side after ensuring their Super League status.

Manager David McGlynn has given four youngsters from their East of Scotland side the chance to perform at first-team level after impressing in their first year at 19s, with the side through to three cup finals.

Kyle Doig, 17, has joined team-mates Jed Davie, G

eorge Hunter and Redmond Barker in making the breakthrough in recent weeks.

McGlynn said: “The young boys are doing great, they have come on leaps and bounds. We are just getting them used to playing junior football rather than their 19s football.

“It doesn’t matter what age you are, if you are good enough you are good enough. When you are safe and have nothing to play for, you can do that. It’s good to have a look at players.”

Ninth-placed Musselburgh host strugglers Carnoustie Panmure at Olivebank tomorrow, and with just four games left and little to play for, McGlynn has already started working towards next season.

“We’ve got everybody tied up for next year and we will try and bring a couple of fresh faces in over the summer,” he said.

Musselburgh welcome back midfielder Michael McKenna for their final home game of the season after missing their last match against St Andrews, although fellow midfielder Michael Hunter misses out.

Elsewhere in the Super League, Newtongrange Star host Hill of Beath in their penultimate match of the season, while Bo’ness and Bonnyrigg travel to Kelty Hearts and Lochee United respectively.

In the Premier League, Penicuik can secure promotion with a win away to Montrose Roselea if other results go their way, while play-off hopefuls Dalkeith Thistle play Bathgate.