VALE of Leithen return to Lowland League action on Saturday with a trip to face in-form Stirling University.

And manager Grant Sandison believes that if his players continue with the same form that they displayed in their last two league games then they are more than capable of causing problems for the students.

Vale have not played a competitive game since November 13 due to having been eliminated in the early stages of the South Challenge Cup and the Scottish Cup.

During that break Sandison has been completing his UEFA B Licence Course at the Oriam in Edinburgh and he managed to arrange a couple of friendlies to keep the squad ticking over.

Last week Vale lost 1-0 to Peebles Rovers and on Tuesday a match against Preston Athletic was abandoned due to adverse weather.

Stirling have been in a good run of form recently beating Gala Fairydean Rovers 2-0 at Netherdale in the South Challenge Cup.

"When I first took over, they were down the bottom of the table along with Gretna and Edinburgh University," Sandison said. “But they have picked up lately and are showing consistency. They are in a good run of form and have done well, taking eight points from their last four games and are in a false position in the table.

“I watched them against East Stirling and had them watched against Gala so we are well briefed and I know they have some good young players but I believe that if we can take the level of performance we showed against Bonnyrigg and Spartans then we can cause them problems.

“We have a couple of things in the pipeline including a possible loan signing and hopefully it will happen before Saturday.”