Fifers ready for tough Rovers test

Gary Naysmith.
Gary Naysmith.

Certain grounds being ‘difficult places to go’ may be a football cliché, but it’s certainly true of the tricky Cliftonhill surroundings.

East Fife head there on Tuesday evening with Gary Naysmith’s men looking to make up ground on the teams above them in League Two.

Due to a succession of postponed fixtures, the Fifers find themselves in second bottom spot in the league but with as many as four games in hand over some clubs.

Tuesday’s hosts, Albion Rovers, are sitting at the opposite end of the table in second top spot.

Bayview boss Gary Naysmith said: “They have a great record at home in the league, I think maybe the best record in the division, so it’ll be difficult.

“The pitch there is up and down and parts of the grass are longer.

“You could say it’s the same for both teams but it’s not really as they play on it more often than anybody else.

“But that’s not to take anything away from what they’ve achieved so far this season.

“They are where they are in the table on merit.

“They have good players who work really hard and have a good management team.”

Caolan McAleer a slight doubt for the Fifers.