The Jags return to league business this weekend as Haddington Athletic visit Creamery Park.

After our exit in the DJ Laing East of Scotland Cup at the hands of Fife cracks Kelty Hearts last weekend Bathgate are aiming  to get back to winning ways in the East Premier League this weekend.  In what has been a turbulent opening to our campaign this year perhaps some light may be starting to appear at the end of the tunnel as the squad should begin to look stronger over the coming weeks.  Darren McIntosh and David Taylor should return to the fold this weekend.  Iain Griffin may have an outside chance of being involved also.  Positive news also comes as skipper Stuart McLeod is nearing a return having trained during the week.  Liam Healy who made his debut against Kelty last week should be available.  Manager Andrew Colley might only be a couple of weeks away from having a welcome selection headache.

Haddington arrive having had a difficult start to the season also.  Sitting just a point above The Jags having played a game more they will be hoping to leave with all three points.  Last weekend they also made an early exit from the cup going out narrowly to early runaway league leaders Sauchie Juniors by the odd goal in three.  In the league they have won one, drawn two and lost three – their solitary win coming against near neighbours Tranent Juniors.  They lost their manager Johnny Harvey to Penicuik in the summer and appointed co-managers in Brian Johnston and Kevin Twaddle both of whom possess a wealth of experience in the game.

It is sure to be a titanic tussle with both teams absolutely desperate to bag the three points and move up some spaces in the league table.  There simply is no way to over-emphasise the importance of this fixture.  A bumper crowd cheering on the boys in blue will make things that much easier.

Kick off is 2.30pm and entry is £6/£3.

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