Whitehill boss Mickey Lawson has admitted that while second place is likely unattainable for his players, they are determined to finish the season with as many points as possible, starting with all three against champions Edinburgh City.
Welfare go into tonight’s game at Ferguson Park as the only Lowland League side not to have lost to City this season and Lawson hopes they can at least maintain that record as they seek to recover from Saturday’s defeat at Edinburgh University.
“Edinburgh City had another great result on Saturday and haven’t taken their foot off the gas,” he said. “Gary [Jardine] and Ross Mac [McNamara] will be drumming into their players to keep the pace and intensity of their game up with their big play off just round the corner. I’ll wish them all the very best in what I hope is the first of two big double headers, but we will be going all out to try to get the three points. Second place may now be beyond us but we still want to finish as high up the table as possible.”
The hosts will be without suspended goalkeeper Bryan Young, while Gareth Thom and Darren McGlashan miss out.