BOSSES at Peebles Rovers say they have been heartened by the community's support after it suffered another attack at the weekend.

The Whitestone Park club has faced an ongoing battle with thugs over the past four or five years.

And on Sunday morning, in the latest incident, officials of the East of Scotland club discovered the door to their clubrooms had been smashed through.

It remains unclear if the damage was caused through an attempted break-in to the premises.

But an appeal by the club on social media, stating 'thanks again to the local vandals who make trying to run a local football club that much harder. Hope one day you will grow up and reflect on your utterly embarrassing actions' was shared more than 400 times.

And they also received information regarding the alleged culprit which was passed onto police.

As well as offers of help to repair the damage, local firm PBS Security arrived just a couple of days later to install a new alarm system - free of charge.

Rovers manager Colin Smith told us: "As anyone can see through social media, the support the club has received has been unbelievable.

"We even had a new alarm system fitted for free.

"We are already fighting against all odds with the lack off facilities, and mindless vandalism like this only sets us back further.

"All the support is very much appreciated and it’s good to know the town is behind our senior local talented team."

The weekend's attack is just the latest in a long line of vandalism in and around Whitestone Park in recent years.

Earlier this month wooden panels on the team's stand were ripped off, and during the summer there were attempts to set fire to sections of the seating area.

Small scale damage is regularly recorded around the ground and officials often have to clean up graffiti, broken glass and litter ahead of matchdays.

Although a name has been given to Police Scotland, officers want to hear from anyone with information.

A spokesperson said: "We are investigating following a report of an attempted break-in at a premises in Peebles.

"The incident happened after 6pm on Saturday at the premises on Walker's Haugh.

"Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3262 of November 23, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Peter Smith of PBS Alarms fitted a new alarm system on Tuesday