GREENOCK Wanderers host promoted Garnock at Fort Matilda tomorrow in their penultimate league match of the season.

For Wanderers it is the first of three home matches at Fort Matilda, with the final two league games being played either side of a prestigious challenge match against Glasgow Hawks next Saturday to commemorate the opening of the new clubhouse.

With relegation already assured, Wanderers will want to put in a credible performance during this series of matches in order to end the season on a high and prepare for an almighty effort next season as they attempt to bounce straight back into the First Division.

The 1st XV have been short of match practice so will be relishing the challenge.

President Donnie Cunningham said: 'It"s been a hard slog, but the light is evident at the end of the tunnel and we all want the boys to enjoy the closing weeks of the season and to take something tangible from it.

'Two tough league matches against Garnock and Royal High, along with a game against the Hawks, will be a stiff challenge, so there is plenty to play for and plenty of opportunity for young players to make a name for themselves.' The Wanderers story has been well documented - no clubhouse for much of the season, an appalling run of injuries, and poor form at key moments, have all combined to ensure that relegation was an unavoidable conclusion.

There have been positives though, and the continuing conveyor belt of young talent coming through from the age group sides into senior rugby augurs well for the future, 16-year-old Andy Kirkland"s selection for the Scotland under-17 squad being the highlight.

Tomorrows" fixture offers Wanderers one of their most difficult matches of the season. Garnock have swept all before them thus far, with the exception of league champions Falkirk, and will themselves look to end their season on a high with a convincing victory at the Fort.

The Beith outfit thrashed Wanderers 55-12 in the corresponding fixture in September and little has changed to suggest that tomorrow"s result will be any different.

Head coach Dave McVey"s youngsters have shown great strength of character this season and only a performance full of guts and backbone will suffice tomorrow.

The forward effort has been good this season and a year of senior rugby has worked wonders for the youngsters who regularly go head-to-head with more experienced opponents. Mark Rodgers, Mark Coyle, Neil Paterson and Liam Scully have all toiled manfully and have not let the club down.

In the back division skipper Chris Clark has led by example and will, as always, wear his heart on his sleeve as he leads his men into battle one more time.

An entertaining game is in prospect and without doubt a challenging one for the boys in the red, yellow and black.

The usual strong Fort Matilda backing will also go a long way to helping the cause.

Greenock Wanderers v Garnock at Fort Matilda, kick-off 3 p.m.

Squad; K Murray, S McTavish, K Smith, N Wright, S Gioviannacci, C Clark [C], D Watson, J Adcock, A Devlin, A McDougall, A Knox, M Rodger, G Paterson, J Stewart, A McMichael, M Coyle, M Rodgers, C Robb, L Scully, J McKenna, A Abernethy, N Paterson R Lavelle, J Mooney.

l Wanderers are sponsored by National Semiconductor (UK) Ltd.