Saints forced to wait until Monday

St Andrews 3-1 Tayport

St Andrews 3-1 Tayport

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As often happens at the tail end of the junior football season, clubs are left with odd games that don’t fit together all at the same time.

This is the reason that Saints are without a game on Saturday but welcome Camelon to Recreation Park on Monday evening for their final home game of the season.

The completion of the home fixtures leaves United with just a return trip to Camelon to end their 2013/14 season.

Saints will still be without Craig Wedderburn who completes his three game suspension following the failure of his appeal.

Joining him on the sidelines will be Sam Buchan who picked up a booking against Tayport that took him on to 18 points and a two game suspension.

Interim Manager Phil McGuire hopes to have a couple of trialists added to his squad, but large scale changes are unlikely.

The clubs search for a replacement manager following the departure of Gus Malone and Allan Ramsay appears to be drawing to a close.

The club told The Citizen: “We have been interviewing our initial shortlist of candidates this week and hope to make an announcement in the near future so we can get on with plans for next season.”

Saints know that they will be joined by neighbours Tayport in next season’s Premier but they will be far from the only “local” side United will come up against.

With a couple of places still to be decided, it is looking like the St Andrews men will be facing just three trips across the Forth Bridge, Arniston and Bathgate finished mid-table last season while Edinburgh United have been promoted from the South Division.

A fourth Lothian side, Dalkeith Thistle await either Carnoustie or Kelty in the Super League play off with the winners securing a place in the promised while - for the losers it’s the Premier League.

The football club has told us that they would like to thank the sizeable crowd that turned out for last Fridays game at Recreation Park against Tayport as well as the St Andrews Colts for their half time display.

Club treasurer John Strachan said: “ Friday night was a great success, one of our biggest gates of the season.

“Friday night football is something we will be pushing to try again.”