Armstrong pins hopes on Jed game

HAWICK coach Derek Armstrong is desperate for Monday’s rearranged Border League clash against Jed-Forest to be on.

And he has revealed attempts will be made to play the fixture at Mansfield, if Riverside Park is deemed unplayable.

The Greens haven’t had a game since their defeat against Heriot’s on November 20 due to the snow and, weather permitting, face a tough series of matches in January, which includes testing trips to Selkirk (Cup) and Melrose (League) with a home League encounter against Boroughmuir squeezed in between.

Armstrong said: “We’ve been training in the gym and the boys are all reasonably fit, but we won’t know how fit they are until we play a game.

“We need a match and it doesn’t matter where it is because this is going to be a tough month and I wouldn’t like to go into games against Boroughmuir and Melrose without some game time beforehand.

“If Jed don’t fancy coming over here then we’ll have to get something else arranged.”