VALE of Leithen boss Mikey Wilson is hoping for a large turnout on Saturday when his team face Broomhill at Victoria Park in a fixture he describes as “bigger than massive.”

Vale’s defeat to on form Dalbeattie Star on Tuesday night at Victoria Park has left them with a mountain to climb if they want to avoid relegation from the Lowland League.

But Wilson has not given up hope and this week signed several new players for the run in including former Civil Service Strollers striker Jordan Hopkinson and goalkeeper Jude Mothersole along with Peebles Rovers duo Kyle Mitchell and Callum Wilson.

With four games remaining Vale need at the very least seven points if they are to leapfrog Gretna 2008 depending on other results. Gretna are currently six-points clear of Vale with a vastly superior goal difference having played one game Peeblesshire News: Jordan HopkinsonJordan Hopkinson After Broomhill, Vale face a midweek home game against ninth placed Caledonian Braves before visiting 15th placed Cumbernauld Colts next Saturday.

Their final game is at home to 16th placed Edinburgh University.

Gretna 2008 have three games remaining, starting with 13th placed University of Stirling at home on Saturday.

They then travel to face Caledonian Braves the following week before finishing the season with a home game against Cumbernauld Colts.

Wilson told the Peeblesshire News: “We have four league games left so if there is a bigger word that massive then that’s what Saturday’s game against Broomhill is. Hopefully there will be a big turn out from fans as these players deserve a good atmosphere.”

Vale also await the decision on where and when their Lowland League Cup group play-off against Gala Fairydean Rovers will take place.

Both teams finished level on points and goal difference and league rules mean a play-off at a neutral venue but a meeting is scheduled for next week and both clubs are willing to toss a coin to decide on a home venue at either Victoria Park or Netherdale.

“Tossing a coin makes sense,” added Wilson. “It gives us another game to look at the players and we are looking forward to it. We would have bitten your hand off for a play-off place.”

Ryan Ferguson has been recalled from loan by Newtongrange Star, Sami El Yamani has joined  Edinburgh College on loan and Andy McKay has been released.

A club spokesperson said: “A warm welcome to the new players, and thanks to the players who have moved on.”