Broughty Athletic travel across the River Tay to Fife to face rivals Tayport in a Super League this coming Saturday afternoon.
The Fed are currently on a two-game losing streak in the league since their last win at home to Linlithgow Rose 3-2, losing away to Kelty Hearts 2-0 and a home defeat to HOB last Saturday 2-1. Broughty currently sit fourth bottom of the league with our hosts sitting bottom four points behind so a win for Broughty would stretch the gap. Broughty manager Keith Gibson reports a full fit squad is available for selection for Saturday, with Jake Mair returning to training last week, and may shuffle the starting eleven that lost out to HOB last weekend.
Hoping for a starting place will be influential BAJFC midfielder Grant Lawson, pictured left in blue, who left Tayport in the summer of 2015 as their club captain and a Premier Division champion winner after guiding Tayport to the league title and automatic promotion to the Super League. Missing the trip for The Fed will be defender Barry Myles, currently on-loan at Dundee North End.
Hosts Tayport have recently changed their manager as of last week, with well known throughout the Junior football scene, Dave Baikie, stepping aside for a third time as manager to let Tayport defender John Ovenstone take over managing the side. On the park the squad have suffered of late, despite last Saturday’s great 1-0 away win at Kelty Hearts in the EOS Cup, as they sit rooted to the bottom of the league with only the one home win against Camelon and five defeats, scoring just the three goals yet conceding twenty.
All fans are reminded the game is a 2pm kick-off at The Canniepairt, Tayport, in what is sure to be a battle between the sides for the three points on offer.