FOOTBALL fans in the Scottish Borders can witness a piece of history when the fully refurbished Netherdale stand reopens this afternoon.

After a four year wait, Gala Fairydean Rovers Community Trust Chairman Ross Buchan who led the project will formally open the stand at 2.45pm with Scotland legend John Collins acting a master of ceremonies.

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The club has issued an open invitation at all former Gala Fairydean and Gala Rovers players along with current players from all sections to the event.

Everyone will then have the chance to cast their eyes over some emerging talent in the Scottish game.

Peeblesshire News: Gala players celebrate scoring against Celtic B Gala players celebrate scoring against Celtic B (Image: Thomas Brown)

Rangers B visit Galashiels on the back of a 3-2 away victory over Napoli in midweek thanks to a double from exciting teenage prospect Zac Lovelace and one from highly rated Scottish youngster Robbie Ure.

Lovelace joined the Ibrox side from Millwall in the summer having made five appearances for the London club after making his debut aged just 15.

Ure has already featured in the first team with a scoring debut in Rangers Scottish League Cup win over Queen of the South in August. He is regarded as a forward of immense promise by the club who are keen to tie him down to a long-term deal.

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The pair have formed a prolific partnership for Rangers with 13 goals and five assists in 13-Lowland League games this season.

And they now have competition from the versatile Alex Lowry who returned from injury two weeks ago in Rangers won over Dumbarton.

The teenager from Auchenhowie is also hugely vaunted by both management and fans and has made seven senior appearances scoring two goals and providing two assists. Rangers currently sit top of the table with 34-points, five ahead of East Kilbride with a game in hand.

Gala go into the game on the back of a 3-3 draw with Hearts B last weekend in a match they could have won but were denied by a controversial refereeing decision late in the game when the ball appeared to have crossed the Hearts goal line before being scooped back int play by the Hearts’ keeper.

Earlier this month Celtic B visited Netherdale and took all three points in a thrilling end to end encounter which ended 4-3 in favour of the Hoops.

Martin Scott’s side has been hit by a number of injuries this season but have proved to be capable of beating anyone on their day.

So get along to Netherdale for what is sure to be a fantastic occasion and an entertaining goal-filled 90-minutes.