Six points is a must for us to stay in Super League

United were unable to build on their 2-0 win over Hill O'Beath.
United were unable to build on their 2-0 win over Hill O'Beath.

St Andrews United’s Super League status is hanging by a thread with the club’s boss knowing two wins from two is a must.

United are still fighting against the drop and sit in the division’s relegation play-off spot.

Two will be automatically relegated with Tayport and Fauldhouse currently holding those positions.

‘Port looked doomed, but Fauldhouse are just one point behind Saints, having played a game less.

The two meet on the final day of the season.

This weekend Saints host Linlithgow and gaffer Ian Barrett knows exactly what must be achieved over the next week.

He said: “We need to get two wins from the two games and I’d say the play-off place is the best we can realistically hope for.

“When you looked at the last few games we we’ll play, Linlithgow was the one where you’d say it could be a struggle.

“But it’s a must win for us now.”

United passed up the chance to build on a fantastic 2-0 win at Hill O’Beath on Friday night when they were beaten 3-2 by Carnoustie in midweek.

Barrett said he couldn’t fault the efforts of his players, but conceded the manner the goals were lost was poor.

Saints will be boosted this weekend by the return of influential defender Craig Wedderburn.

Kick off is 2.30p.m.