Ormiston assistant manager Tommy Donnelly is hoping to help prolong Burntisland Shipyard’s poor form on the road as the two sides clash tomorrow.
The East Lothian side have recorded two 4-2 away victories in the last fortnight – at Kelso and Eyemouth United - and Donnelly wants his side to capitalise on home advantage against a side that has lost both their away games and recorded only one win from six all season.
“I’m pretty sure they will be looking at us as an opportunity to reverse their losing trend,” said Donnelly, who has a full squad available. “But we’re looking to give our home fans a win.”
Easthouses Lily, who in their last two games have thrashed Duns 4-1 and knocked top-tier club Tynecastle out of the Alex Jack Cup on penalties, will be without a host of players for their visit to Peebles Rovers. Jamie Shields and Stuart Love are unavailable due to work commitments, while John Baigrie is on holiday and Ally Elliot is due to undergo a late fitness test after suffering a stomach bug.
“We’re expecting a very tough game,” said McQueenie. “We have played Peebles already in the League Cup and won 5-3, but it was very tight.”
Hibs’ youngsters, who have scored 25 goals in their five games this season, visit Berwick Rangers, while Duns host Eyemouth United.
In a Borders derby, Hawick Royal Albert will entertain Kelso United at Albert Park.