Ormiston boss Murray Cheyne is looking for his side to cause a King Cup shock at Selkirk tomorrow by seizing the opportunity to prolong the poor form of their Lowland League opponents.
Ormi will once more be without skipper Craig Fisher, but the suspended Ritchie Weir is otherwise the only absentee from Cheyne’s line-up in a 5-1 win at Duns a fortnight ago.
“This is going to be a tough game for us, despite Selkirk sitting at the foot of the Lowland League and having won only one game this season,” said Cheyne ahead of the first round tie. “Having previously been part of the East of Scotland set-up, they won’t want to make their season any worse by losing to us so they will be well up for the game. They have a pretty negative goal difference and we have got our scoring back on track, so it should make for an interesting encounter.”
Meanwhile, Chris Smith is wary of an in-form Craigroyston as his Heriot-Watt University team prepare for a South Challenge Cup clash at Riccarton following the original tie’s postponement last week.
“It will be a tough fixture as Craigie have been riding high in the last few weeks and I’m sure their players will be working hard to impress their new manager [Tom Hendrie],” said Smith, who will be without the suspended David Myatt.
“I’m thankful that the weather has been a wee bit kinder during the last few days and we shouldn’t have the same issues as last week.”