Top four is target for new Whitehill boss Steven Hislop

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.

Friday, 8th April 2016, 6:00 am
Steven Hislop with assistant manager David Bingham

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.

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“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.