Ruari MacLennan aiming to keep Linlithgow in the race

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Linlithgow Rose midfielder Ruari MacLennan is hoping to continue his fine scoring streak when his club travel to Ore Park to take on Ballingry Rovers tomorrow.

Rose know they must win their four remaining games to have any chance of leapfrogging Super League leaders Bo’ness United and hope their title rivals slip up along the way.

The two have still to face each other at Prestonfield. However, a Rose victory will not be enough alone to regain their title.

Ruari MacLennan has notched three goals in his last two games for Rose and he’s eager to score more than brother Roddy, although he admits that doesn’t happen often.

“I tend not to score the first four or five months of the season and then the last four of five months I start to score,” said Ruari. “Roddy usually scores more than me. I like to try and annoy him by saying I’m going to get more goals than him, but that doesn’t happen much.”

Ruari, who scored Rose’s second goal to put them 2-0 ahead in their 2-2 draw at Bonnyrigg last weekend, still believes the title is there to be won.

He said: “The draw at Bonnyrigg was a bit of a stumbling block, but it could be a point gained come the end of the season.

“There is not much we can do now. There is no point dwelling on it. We’ve got to hope Bo’ness drop a point or two and then we can hopefully beat them at our bit.”

Former Clyde signing Ruari is playing for a new contract as well as the Super League title as the season draws to a close.

The 26-year-old is out of contract in the summer and is unclear as to where his future lies having been offered the opportunity to go back to senior level.

He said: “I’m not too sure what I want to do yet, I’ve had a couple of offers to go senior. Linlithgow is really good for me. Myself and Roddy are both local boys and we enjoy it. It’s a good level and you can’t complain with that. I’ll wait and see what happens.”