INVERLEITH will be without in-form Adam Mackenzie for tomorrow’s home hockey clash with Western at Peffermill (11.45am), but the set-piece specialist is confident his team-mates can cope with his absence.
Mackenzie bagged four goals as the Capital side demolished Dundee Wanderers 8-1 last weekend to notch their first win in six Division One league matches.
Mackenzie’s expertise and drive will be a big loss for Inverleith, but the former Commonwealth Games player said: “We’ll need to work hard tomorrow as Western have started the season well. However, if we can play our own game, focus on defence and take the chances we’re creating, we can challenge.”
Ninth-placed Edinburgh University are also in action against city rivals Grange and Dave Reid, the students’ assistant coach, said: “We’re still work in progress.”.
The university side lost 5-0 at Clydesdale last Saturday, but had chances and Reid said: “We’re developing as a team and we see improvements every time.”