Top four is target for new Whitehill boss Steven Hislop

Steven Hislop with assistant manager David Bingham
Steven Hislop with assistant manager David Bingham
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Steven Hislop takes his Whitehill Welfare side to face Gretna 2008 tomorrow for his managerial debut, believing there’s still a chance the Roswell club can sneak in to the top four by the season’s end.

Welfare are seventh with four games left to play, and sit seven points behind Cumbernauld Colts in fourth, who have played a game more.

Hislop believes that’s a target they should be aiming for, as well as further progression in the South Challenge and Lowland Legaue cups.

“There’s two trophies and looking at the league, there’s a small, small chance we could make the top four,” he said. “I’ve been at the last few games and if they play the way they have been playing, we’ve got a wee chance.

“I’m quite optimistic and think ‘why not?’ If we don’t do it, we don’t do it but we’ll certainly be giving it a bash. We’ve got games coming up that are very winnable and I’m just disappointed the season will be finished so shortly.”

Elsewhere, there’s a local derby at East Peffermill as Edinburgh University host Spartans, who can leapfrog Stirling Uni into second with a win, depending on the result at Meadowbank.