Heriot-Watt head coach Chris Smith knows Ormiston will travel to Riccarton tomorrow well aware of the threat the students will pose to their title ambitions.
Heriot-Watt were 4-2 victors at Recreation Park, but Ormiston have hit a rich vein of form with Brian Johnston’s side grinding out important victories at Burntisland Shipyard and Kelso United to remain on level points with unbeaten Peebles Rovers.
Smith – who’s side face Peebles the following weekend – knows the students have to stay in touch with the sides above.
“There’ll be plenty to play for after tomorrow’s game regardless,” Smith stressed.
“We have two important games coming up, nobody is treating them as make or break games, but we are looking to take something out of both of them.
“Ormiston will be well aware of what happened the last time we met and I think they’ll know it will be a tough game for them.”
But Brian Johnston will be looking to see his Ormiston side stretch their unbeaten run to five games with Craig Wojtowycz and Declan Quinn very much in form for the East Lothian side.
“Of the starting eleven we had against Heriot-Watt in November, only four are in line to start this weekend for us so that shows the changes we have made,” said Johnston who hopes to have top scorer Dean Woods available.
Tomorrow’s match at Riccarton kicks off at 3.00pm.