Today's Premier League card consists of only seven rather than the maximum eight Premier League fixtures, with Musselburgh Athletic engaged on East Of Scotland Cup duty at Dundonald Bluebell. That means an odd team out of course, and unfortunately that's us. A fortnight without a competitive fixture at this stage of the season clearly isn't ideal but that's our reality - we're next in action when Tayport are our Millfield visitors next Saturday.
We've an interesting friendly lined up to keep us occupied in the meantime, against newly-crowned Lowland League champions Spartans, the game to be played at the Christie Gillies Park home of Civil Service Strollers. Spartans' primary focus currently is their forthcoming SPFL promotion play off against Highland League champions Cove Rangers, who are groundsharing at Inverurie at present while their new stadium's under construction. With Spartans playing their home games on the synthetic surface at Ainslie Park, they're keen to get in some practice on real grass - initially they'd asked if Millfield was an option but our pitch has taken a little bit of a battering over the past couple of weeks and we preferred to play elsewhere. It's a few years since last we were at Marine Drive and we look forward to seeing the improvements there.
Today's game will present an interesting challenge against opposition whose players will be eager to stake their place in the team to face Cove. It's a beautiful day in Edinburgh for what's bound to be a useful exercise. ... See MoreSee Less