Friday, 22 February 2013

Ayr v Currie preview

The last home league match of the season takes place on Saturday as Ayr face Currie at Millbrae (kick-off 3pm).  It is a must-win game for the men in pink and black as they take on the only team to have beaten them this season and endeavour to secure the RBS Premiership league title.

"We are aware that Currie will be desperate for the points this week as a loss could send them into the relegation race," says Ayr head coach Kenny Murray.  "This will make for probably one of the most intense Ayr v Currie games over the past few years."

There is sure to be a terrific atmosphere at Millbrae on Saturday as it is also Ladies's Day, so there will be an additional 200 ladies cheering on the team.  The stand was packed last week for Ayr's victory over Edinburgh Accies, and as the race for the title heats up, the fans will be in full voice.

Murray continues: "Last week's game was a good win for us and we were pleased with many aspects of our performance.  Every game we play at the moment has a cup final feel to it and the players are having to rise to each occasion."

There is only one change to the starting line-up, with Richard Dalgleish taking Robbie Fergusson's place on the wing whilst the youngster is on Scotland under-20s duty.  On the bench, Glasgow Warriors Elite Development player Murray McConnell returns after recovering from injury.

Team (subject to change on match day):

15. Grant Anderson, 14. Richard Dalgleish, 13. Ross Curle, 12. Dean Kelbrick, 11. Craig Gossman; 10. Finn Russell, 9. Peter Jericevich; 1. Denford Mutamangira, 2. Stuart Fenwick, 3. Nick Cox; 4. Scott Sutherland, 5. Nick Campbell (TBC); 6. Colin White, 7. Andrew Dunlop, 8. Calum Forrester (capt).


16. Gordon Sykes, 17. Hayden Wisnewski, 18. Graham Fisken, 19. Ross Doneghan or Cammy Taylor, 20. Murray McConnell.


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