GALA Fairydean Rovers players have a chance to make history next Sunday May 29 when they face Linlithgow Rose in the final of the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup.

The game will take place at Penicuik Park in Penicuik with a 2pm kick-off time.

Gala manager Martin Scott: “We are looking to do the town of Galashiels proud and I hope we take a big crowd to the game. It’s at Penicuik which is the midpoint for both sets of fans.

“I’ve never played or managed there but I have been to games and it’s a tight ground and there is sure to be a good atmosphere.

Peeblesshire News: Gala Fairydean Rovers in action earlier this season. Photo Thomas BrownGala Fairydean Rovers in action earlier this season. Photo Thomas Brown

“I’m really looking forward to it as this will be my first managerial final and I’ve told the players that they owe it to themselves to showcase their talent on the biggest stage at this level.

“Linlithgow play in the same league as Penicuik so it will be more familiar to their players but if we play as I know we can then I am confident we can bring the trophy back to the Borders.

“But win, lose or draw, regardless of the result, I am proud of the players.”

Rovers are running a free supporters’ bus to the game and are keen to take a large travelling support to the match.

The bus will depart the club rooms at 11.30am but fans have to book in advance.

Names are being taken this weekend at the club rooms which are open for the Scottish Cup final between Rangers and Hearts.