Saints are heading on their travels

Paddy Deane - St Andrews United
Paddy Deane - St Andrews United

This weekend its back on the road for Phil McGuire’s St Andrews United.

Fauldhouse United’s Parkview is the destination on Saturday, with Saints looking to build on last week’s win at home to Livingston.

Trips to Fauldhouse are never easy, whoever the club but manager McGuire is looking to wards the game in a positive mood.

“We know that they will be tough opponents and can score freely if we don’t do the basics right and match them for effort and desire and not giving them any encouragement,” he said.

“We must look to be solid and compact and play clever football to try to create openings for ourselves, we will work on the shape and tactics side this week in training to make sure we are well prepared for the challenge ahead.”

Summarising last week’s cup tie with Livingston United McGuire felt the side could have added a few more goals to the five scored.

But was pleased with a “professional performance”.

United have this week added Lea Schiavone to the transfer list, the attacking midfielder joined Paddy Deane who had already been made available.

“Lea has played the majority of the games this season but I am looking at different options and looking to source a few others in that it will take us to the level I want to be at,” said boss McGuire.

“I always said that, after three months of the opening campaign, I would look at the squad and assess what is correct for the team and longevity of the club.

“We have also released Greg Whyte who, due to work commitments, could not find the time to be involved as much as he wanted.

“We had a discussion and I wanted to retain him but Greg being a professional decided to step back from football for the time being.

“We do have an agreement if his circumstances change Greg can come back as the door is always open and he knows the facilities are there for him to maintain a fitness as and when he can.”