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EK v GALA FAIRYDEAN ROVERS - MATCH PREVIEW

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 27-Jan-2018 

This afternoon sees Kilby take on Gala Fairydean Rovers at K-Park, as Billy Stark's men look to continue an impressive recent run at the top of the Lowland League.

New EK signing Bryan Prunty goes straight into the squad after a full week of training and an 60 minute stint in an Under-20 friendly by the experienced striker on Tuesday night.

It is expected that Barry Russell and BJ Coll will also be part of the squad after shaking off recent knocks, with only Martin McBride unavailable, as he continues to make good progress following a knee injury in December.

Gala, managed by hugely popular and respected coach Stevie Noble, currently sit in 12th position in the table, are without Adam Watson and Jamie Gullan, whose loan spells from Hibernian have expired, and has seen the impressive Gullan join Queen Parks on a new loan deal until May.  

There was little between the sides when they last met in the Lowland League at Netherdale in August, with EK fighting back from a goal behind to win 2-1 courtesy of a late Adam Strachan penalty, after Michael Anderson had equalised with his first senior goal for EK to cancel out a spectacular opener from Darren Smith.

The corresponding League fixture at K-Park last season, in August 2016 saw Kilby run out 3-1 winners, with Sean Winter scoring before Martin McBride hit a double to make it 3-0, with Jack Hay netting a late consolation goal for Gala.

A fine afternoon of football is in store at K-Park, kick-off is 3pm, and admission is £6 for adults and £3 concession.



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