BO’NESS United face a tricky visit to Clackmannanshire tomorrow (Saturday), to play Sauchie in the Super League campaign (ko 2.30pm).
Just a point separates the sides, with Bo’ness ahead on 24, with five games less played.
Sauchie beat Bo’ness 2-0 in the League Cup back in August, and the honours finished 1-1 in January in the Super League.
United assistant boss Steve Kerrigan said yesterday: “We have found Sauchie difficult these last few years.
“They are a strong team with a good management in place. I think for anybody playing against them, it would be a hard-fought game.
“Sauchie is no longer a team you would expect three points from. To play and win, you’d obviously have played very well.”
Allan McGonigal’s number two praised his squad’s Monday run out.
“Monday night training was, I thought, excellent. It was possibly the best of the season, it was so sharp. They worked hard.”
Ian Nimmo is touch and go for the trip over the Forth, with a hamstring strain.
His coming off in last week’s 1-1 game at Musselburgh ‘maybe upset things’ and highlighted to Kerrigan that United, who have not managed much continuity in their team selection this season via injury and other absences, are lacking depth in their squad.
There is likely to be some experimenting with the side in the remaining league games.