Super League side will show us where we are

St Andrews United take yet a break from Premier League action this weekend as they travel to take on Super League side Newtongrange Star in the Fife and Lothians Cup.

The last time United visited New Victoria Park they were on the wrong end of a 4-0 scoreline.

United manager Phil McGuire sees it as a great opportunity to see how far his squad have come.

He said: “We could have done without the break from league action to be honest but it gives me chance to see the current squad up against Super League opposition in a competitive environment”

United expect to have at least two new loan signings in the squad from a senior side, however, at the time of going to press the paperwork still had to be completed.

Looking back at Saturday’s draw at Jeanfield the manager told the Citizen

“We stuck together as a team, worked for each other and played decent stuff for periods of the game in which the conditions were not ideal, so full credit to the players.

“The point may very well prove crucial as we look towards the run in of this campaign.”

“I felt Kamil, whom I slotted in at right back, was exceptional.

“He defended well, attacked well and was my man of the match.

“We also had other good shifts from Barry, Paddy and Robbie along with Jamie and Kevin at the back, Ricky gave a good workmanlike performance and also managed to chip in with a goal.”