Greenock Wanderers host old rivals Preston Lodge High School FP tomorrow in what is another vitally important National League Second Division encounter.

Wanderers are unbeaten so far this season and are desperate to ensure that there are no careless slip-ups at home as they begin to harbour hopes of promotion and a title win.

The visitors have struggled so far this campaign. They have won two of their seven matches to date and languish in ninth place in the league. On paper Wanderers should be too good for the men from Prestonpans. That is not a view you will hear down Fort Matilda way, though, as the Wanderers management and coaching team remain focused on the weekly challenge.

President Dougie Sloan said: "I was delighted with our away win last Saturday at Hawick YM. I think we showed a lot of guts and determination to get through that game, and these wins mean more to us that a one-sided victory because we have to work hard to secure the points.

"The players gain confidence that we can go to difficult away venues and come home with a win. Again nobody is taking tomorrow's fxture for granted and we will have to work hard in all aspects of our game if we are to come out on top. I am expecting Preston Lodge to come out fighting." Last Saturday's victory owed much to the boot of Ant Devlin who notched all 21 of Wanderers points from penalties. Coach Bob Adams said pre-match that the Borderers were ill-disciplined on occasions. So it proved as they handed the locals chance after chance from the tee to extend their lead. Devlin's aim was unerring and he enjoyed another fine 80 minutes in Wanderers colours.

The Fort Matilda Faithfull are lapping it up this season as this Wanderers side are proving to be the real deal.

Hard, strong forwards, crisp decisive half-backs and a speedy back line are blending together into what is a very impressive rugby playing unit.

There is a modest confidence among the players and, quite simply, Fort Matilda is buzzing just now with expectation. Each game is bigger than the last and a large crowd will once more gather at the Fort tomorrow expecting another victory.

Coach Bob Adams was satisfied with last weekend's victory but was critical of some aspects of his team's performance. He said: "We have some enforced changes in the backs for tomorrow's game but nonetheless we will look to play a wide expansive game. We need to tighten up a bit and be more clinical when we get our chances.

"Last weekend was the first time this season we did not score a try and we had to rely on Ant Devlin's boot to secure the win. The weather forecast is good and there is no excuse for unforced errors. The players are always looking to improve and there is no better environment than Fort Matilda to do that." Leigh Tyley drops out of the side with further injury problems and the centre pairing tomorrow will be two past captains, David Murray and namesake Kevin. Both are relishing being the senior players in this current championship quest.

The pack goes in unchanged and another dominating performance is required. Preston Lodge, though, are strong up front and a tough encounter is expected around the contact zone.

As has become a regular feature this season Wanderers will build their attacks around a solid set piece and it is here that the pack can seize the initiative and impose their will on the visitors.

The expectation is that come 5pm tomorrow night the locals will be celebrating another fine win. The bandwagon is rolling on and Preston Lodge look like being the latest casualties in what has so far been a Wanderers procession this season towards promotion.

Barring any major slip-up the Fort Matilda men will still be sitting in top spot as the dust settles tomorrow evening.

Greenock Wanderers v Preston Lodge at Fort Matilda, kick-off 3pm: D Watson (captain), G Fletcher, D Murray, K Murray, J Smith A Devlin, A McDougall, D Smith, A McMichael, J McArthur, M Gray, A Abernethy, A Love, C Clark, C Robb. Replacements M Lavelle, M Duncan, K Smith ● Wanderers are sponsored by National Semiconductor [UK] Ltd.