GREENOCK Wanderers host mid-table Hillhead in another battle for points to avoid relegation from National Division Three, writes John Dyer.

Grant Sweenie's side lost to the Jordanhill outfit back in September, however, their form has faltered in recent weeks.

Wanderers can find some comfort as Hills have lost five of their last six games.

Contrast that with the 90-0 defeat at Hughenden earlier in the season, the Fort Matilda side can go into tomorrow's encounter with some hope of securing a much-needed positive result.

The locals suffered a blow in their bid to avoid the drop last Saturday as they lost 29-18 to rivals Ardrossan Accies.

On a cold and windy day at Memorial Field, Ardrossan were continuously pushed off scrum ball by Wanderers but they were unable to turn this advantage into points.

The Fort Matilda players will be hoping Murrayfield Wanderers can do them a favour when they visit Ardrossan tomorrow.

They will also be looking for West of Scotland to put a dent in Strathmore's campaign this weekend.

Preparations for tomorrow's Fort Matilda clash haven't been ideal as training was cancelled on Tuesday this week due to pitches being flooded at the height of Storm Barra.

Coach Sweenie has suffered an injury blow, with Louie Hoodless ruled out for the rest of the season after dislocating his knee.

Andy McDougall will also be unavailable after he contracted Covid over the weekend.

The forwards are much the same as are the backs while the subs are still to be confirmed.

A Greenock win is possible but they must transfer forward dominance and get a bit of depth in the backs to get over the gain line.

Tomorrow's game at Fort Matilda kicks off at 2pm.

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