Glens bid for last 16 place

Glens have not played since before Christmas
Glens have not played since before Christmas

Glenrothes will hope to progress in the Scottish Junior Cup this Saturday at the expense of visitors Yoker Athletic.

The West of Scotland Superleague outfit, who knocked out Dundonald Bluebell in the last round, stand between Glens and a place in the last 16.

Glens manager Benny Andrew is facing a striker crisis ahead of the big tie with John Martin, Greig Meikle and Daniel Watt all ruled out, and Charlie Scarborough rated doubtful.

But Andrew insists his players are up for challenge.

“It’s been a while since the club was in the last 32 - maybe since I stopped playing myself - so everyone is keen for the game,” Andrew said.

“It’s just unfortunate that we’re missing a couple of players that will leave us short of striking options.

“It might be tough for us but we’ll deal with it best we can. We’ll certainly be giving it 100 per cent.”

If the Warout Stadium pitch survives the weather, it will be Glens first competitve match since the impressive 2-0 away win over previous East Premier League leaders Edinburgh United on December 20.

“The break came at a bad time for us,” Andrew said. “It’s been stop-start over the past few weeks so it’s not been ideal preparation.

“We just need the weather to be kinder so we can get a run of games going to build some confidence.”

Thornton Hibs are also in cup action this Saturday, travelling to Dundee to face East Craigie in the East of Scotland Cup.

Kennoway Star Hearts are in Newburgh for a key North Division fixture in the race for promotion.

The clubs are currently tied on 26 points, with KSH edging fifth place in the table on goal difference.

The match could have a significant bearing on both sides promotion hopes.

Saturday’s kick-offs are 1.45 p.m.