RELEGATION may be a certainty, but Wanderers will not roll over between now and the end of the season.

If there"s a chance to put points on the board, then the Fort Matilda side will aim to do it at every opportunity.

Tomorrow they host Cambuslang, a team with relegation fears of their own. The Glasgow side hover precariously in 10th spot of the 12-team National First Division and their own safety is anything but secure.

However, it has been Wanderers" inability to win such key battles against sides such as this earlier in the season, that has ultimately cost them their place in National One.

The reverse at Cambuslang back in November was a woefully one-sided affair in the hosts" favour.

On that occasion, injuries resulted in a barely recognisable Greenock XV taking to the field and they were dispatched 19-3.

Club funds have been tied up in the new clubhouse development this season and, even if money were available, it is doubtful overseas support would have been brought in to augment the squad, given the disappointment that avenue has yielded in recent years.

To start with, Wanderers had a decent core. Captain Dave Craven boasted both skill and experience, Brendan McGroarty possessed raw talent in the centre and Callum Robb provided the brawn up front.

But with Craven now retired through injury and McGroarty suffering from similar problems, the onus has been on a less experienced crowd to step up to the plate.

On more than one occasion this season injuries have forced the Fort Matilda side to raid their second XV and U-18 side to get 15 players on the park on a Saturday and, against experienced National One opposition, it has shown.

Head coach Dave McVey can only do so much with the tools he has, and all connected with the club know this is a transitional period.

As I have written before, club rugby is all about hills and valleys and Wanderers will, no doubt, eventually emerge from the very deep canyon in which they currently find themselves.

It"s not all doom and gloom, though.

Wanderers entertained Glasgow Accies in a friendly last weekend and, although beaten, there were promising signs from the experimental line-up after weeks of inactivity.

Current U-18 players Dougie McIntyre and Alan McMichael may get a continued run in the senior side tomorrow. Flying winger Seve Giovannaci also made a welcome return to first team duty last week after a lengthy lay-off with injury, and so should continue.

Skipper Chris Clark will lead the side as usual and the forward pack will look to seize the initiative and secure the upper hand early on. Graham Mooney and Callum Robb will be expected to make the hard yards round the fringes and scrum-half Andy McDougall will look to continue his fine run of form, linking the forward and back division with some crisp service.

Kick-off at Fort Matilda is at 3pm tomorrow. Team from: K Murray, S Giovannaci, C Clark (C), A Knox, D Watson, A Devlin, A McDougall, M Coyle, A McMichael, G Paterson, N Paterson, G Mooney, J McKenna, C Robb, L Scully, D McIntyre, N Wright, M Rodger.

l Match sponsor for this home game is Morison Walker and the club sponsor is National Semiconductor (UK) Limited.