Freshers will bolster Heriot-Watt University

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Heriot-Watt University head coach Chris Smith has enjoyed a trouble-free week at training as his students gear up for tomorrow’s Central Taxis First Division clash at Eyemouth United.

Smith had to draft himself into the fold for last week’s 3-3 draw with Burntisland Shipyard at Riccarton due to first-team shortages, but with Freshers Week starting at universities across the country, Smith will not have to contend with that dilemma this weekend.

“On Tuesday night we had a full squad of 26 players report to training. We are still combining our first-team training with our Under-19, Under-20 and Saturday Amateur sides because we still need as many bodies available,” said Smith.

“Next week, with Freshers Week on Monday and guys coming back to the campus, we should have more of a structure in place. It is has been a really good pre-season for us because you can look at a wider pool of players, but we missed a few of our more recognised players as well so it’s good to have them back now.”

Apart from Brian Anderson, who broke his leg against Duns, Watt have no other injury concerns for tomorrow.

Ormiston make the trip to Kelso and will be able to field new signing Greg Gavin. Stephen Glynn should also make his debut for the club after missing last weekend’s Alex Jack Cup defeat to Duns.