Glens hitting good form

Iain Griffin scores for Glens against Kirrie Thistle
Iain Griffin scores for Glens against Kirrie Thistle

Glenrothes manager Grant Brough insists his side are not getting carried away with their recent good form.

Glens have won five of their last six in the East Premier League and now look safe from relegation.

The run has also given the Warout men an outside chance of promotion as although they sit ninth in the table, they are just eight points behind third-placed Oakley United with three games in hand.

“All we can do is take each game as it comes and see where it takes us,” Brough told the Gazette. “I think it will maybe take one more win to say for sure that we’re safe from relegation, but there will be some people saying we could make a push for that third promotion place.

“It would be deceitful to say we haven’t glanced at it, but it’s a hard league. We’ve got games in hand but we’re still a young team - winning them all would be a big ask.”

Glens entertain the side directly above them on goal difference - Bathgate Thistle - at Warout this Saturday. There could be plenty goals - the last meeting between the sides at Creamery Park in December featured 11 as Glens lost 7-4.

In the North League, after back-to-back defeats, promotion chasers Kennoway Star Hearts will be expecting to get back on track at home to second bottom Forfar Albion - a side that has lost its last 15 league games in a row.

Thornton Hibs, currently stuck down in 12th place, are at home to East Craigie and will be hoping to leapfrog the Dundee side with the three points.

Saturday’s games kick-off at 2.30 p.m.