All change again this week after picking up a few knocks in last week’s bruising encounter to Stirling. A big congratulations to Max Priestly who will earn his first start for the club after proving that with hard work and commitment our duel register system can be a success.
All in, there are 9 changes to the squad with positional and personnel changes across the pitch.
Now the dust has settled on the disappointment of the weekend we have been able to take stock of what was, for 70 minutes a very controlled and mature performance. Unfortunately playing for only 70 minutes in the premiership is never going to be enough to beat these well organised and good teams. We know that the number of missed tackles from the weekend wasn’t acceptable and we have worked hard this week to make sure that we never defend like that again. This week, I want the players to challenge themselves to bring the defensive physicality and organisation that we showed against Ayr and combine that with some of the smart game management we displayed against Stirling to give us the best chance to pick up a huge result away from home.
Heriots have a lot of strengths across the pitch and we know all too well the threat that they possess up front, we must make sure that our discipline is excellent so that heriots cannot get that juggernaut of a driving maul set up in our half.