GREENOCK Wanderers host old rivals Preston Lodge High School FP at Fort Matilda tomorrow in a National League First Division encounter.

Although meaningless in terms of league position, the locals will be determined to relinquish their First Division status with some wins to look back on.

As has been well documented over recent weeks Wanderers will play their league rugby in the Second Division next season after failing to overcome the many difficulties that the current campaign threw at them.

Being forced to play all of their early season matches away from home, due to the clubhouse development programme, along with a horrendous catalogue of injuries, meant that the locals were struggling from day one.

However, with three home league matches to come, and the excitement of a weekend Festival of Rugby in early May, in which Wanderers will meet former Scottish champions Glasgow Hawks, there is still plenty to play for down Fort Matilda way.

President Donnie Cunningham said: 'It"s all about pride now and looking forward to the fresh challenges that next season will bring.

'There are some great young players on the threshold of first team rugby at Fort Matilda and our young pack has worked hard throughout the season.

'The coaches and players have been totally committed to their task and, despite all the setbacks, they just dust themselves down and come back for more.

'Captain Chris Clark has been superb and I know the hard work will continue right to the end of the season.' Tomorrow"s fixture is an opportunity for Wanderers to get some revenge for an opening day drubbing at the hands of Preston Lodge in East Lothian. Injury victims Jamie Mooney and Brendan McGroarty are close to being ready but caution will be applied as there is little point in risking further injury complications at this stage of the season.

The pack will once more look to secure some quality possession from the set piece exchanges and Liam Scully and Callum Robb will be vital in the lineout where they have shone this season.

Robb in particular has been outstanding, in both the tight and loose phases of play, and his incisive running is a major weapon in the Wanderers armoury.

Some strong running with ball in hand was also evident from Mark Coyle, Ali Abernethy and Mark Rodger last weekend and, if they can show the same appetite for the fray tomorrow, then ground will be made.

Behind the scrum Andy McDougall has worked tirelessly. If he can get his back line going early on in the match then an exciting, and open, 80 minutes is in prospect.

David Watson, Nic Wright and Kieran Smith are all flyers and, given space, they are more than capable of putting opposition defences under pressure.

Coaches Dave McVey and Iain Forster will ponder selection but no matter which XV take the field the mood in the Wanderers camp is determined and a keenly contested battle looks likely.

Greenock Wanderers squad v Preston Lodge FP at Fort Matilda, kick-off 3 pm: K Murray, A Devlin, K Smith, C Clark[C], N Wright, D Watson, A McDougall, J Stewart, S McTavish, A Knox, M Rodger, A McMichael, R Lavelle, M Coyle, G Paterson, N Paterson, J Mooney, L Scully, J McKenna, C Robb, D Clayton, A Abernethy.

l Wanderers are sponsored by National Semiconductor [UK] Ltd.