Lowland League Preview – East Kilbride (A)

We’re finally back in Lowland League action! The excitement of the Scottish Cup has died down and the players are itching to get back into action.

With our game against University of Stirling postponed last weekend, our last league outing was a solid 4-1 win against Berwick Rangers and as we approach the final third of the campaign, Stephen Swift and the players will want to take every point available in the run-in.

We travel to K-Park for the second time this year, having secured that all-important 3-1 win over Kilby in mid-January which put us through to the last sixteen of the William Hill Scottish Cup. Despite a 4-1 defeat in that round against Premiership Hibernian, the morale in the camp is still at an all-time high and where better to continue our positive run than another win on the defending champions’ home turf.

Kilby currently find themselves in managerial limbo. With Jim Paterson and Dean Shanks handing in their notices at K-Park, Craig Malcolm and David Proctor have been forced to step into the interim position until a new manager is found.

EK will not be the only ones desperate to get back into league action as their last two games have been forced postponement due to the weather. They haven’t played since the start of the month and will want to bounce back from that surprising 2-2 draw with Gala Fairydean Rovers.

With our new fixture list cemented and a lot of midweek games confirmed, all points gained will be massive in continuing what is, without a doubt, the most important season in our short history.