We need to get off to a flyer against the Haws

Saints went down 4-0 away to Penicuik at the weekend.
Saints went down 4-0 away to Penicuik at the weekend.

St Andrews United boss Phil McGuire says his side will need to be at its very best from the first minute to the last this weekend.

Saints, beaten 4-0 by Penicuik on Saturday, welcome the Super League stalwarts to Barnetts Park with the visitors having made a patchy start to the campaign.

The Haws currently sit a point below Phil McGuire’s side, but the boss is under no illusion as to how difficult the 90 minutes is likely to be.

He said: “We know we must really be at things from the first minute to the last.

“It’s the only way we can be successful and if we get that I shall be happy.”

The visitors arrive in north east Fife on the back of a 3-1 home win against Sauchie, while Saints are still smarting from their heavy defeat over the Forth.

United had actually competed well against a strong Penicuik side but threw any chance of returning home with at least a point away by losing three late goals.

McGuire, though, is now only focused on this weekend.

“Hill of Beath had an excellent result at the weekend at home to Sauchie and will be very difficult opponents,” he said.

“They will be strong and determined and well organised, they will be up for the match I am sure and we must match everything they have to get the correct result.

“Only a point separates the teams so it’s fairly even and I am sure it will be a well contested match and one to watch.”

Kick off is 2.30p.m.