Gowfers look forward to big match

Carnoustie Panmure face on form Bo’ness United tomorrow (Saturday) after their match against Camelon Juniors at the weekend was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

And gaffer Alan McSkimming says that his entire squad is looking forward to the encounter.

He told GazetteSport: “The weather was terrible towards the end of last week but when Saturday morning came around most places were in as good condition as they have been. We were the only team that did not get their league game played, which was most disappointing.

“We had a couple of players with suspensions and it would have been good to get them out of the way with some big matches coming up.”

Suspended are Kevin Milne, who has one match of a three-match ban still outstanding, and club captain Scott Robertson, who has a one-game ban.

The boss continued: “We trained at Carnoustie Leisure Centre on Friday knowing that Saturday was in doubt. It was a light and relaxed session, more to get the festive season out of their system then anything else.”

Mr McSkimming revealed that he has various injury problems to face. He explained: “We have a bit of an issue for Saturday’s game. Roddy Black is still out, though he should be back training in the next two or three weeks, and there are four other players who are on and off the physio’s table. There will be late fitness tests on John Roberts, Ewan Buggins, Steven Cook and Kevin Webster.

“As things stand at the moment, we are down to pretty much the bare bones to face one of the top teams at the moment, who last week ended the 22-month unbeaten record of Linlithgow Rose in the league. So they will be full of confidence.”