PEEBLES head coach Lewis Bertram is hopeful his team can bounce back on Saturday.

The Pees lost to Biggar at the weekend – their only defeat on home soil this season.

And the gaffer says he wants to get back to winning ways at the Gytes, as his side prepares to welcome second-placed Highland.

Bertram told the Peeblesshire News: “We are expecting a really tough game.

“Highland managed to get a really good win over Musselburgh at the weekend and they are gunning for promotion.

“They will be coming here on a high, so hopefully we can turn things around and bounce back.”

Highland were the only team that could catch Biggar going into last weekend’s fixtures. But the South Lanarkshire side’s win over the Pees ensured the Tennent’s National Division Two trophy headed to Hartree Mill.

Peebles are the only team to defeat Biggar this season. But the Tweeddale men couldn’t replicate the result this time around.

Bertram added: “I thought Saturday was a disappointing result.

“Biggar were the better team in the game, but we did manage to create some good passages of play and I was pleased with that.

“The real problem for us is that we gave away sloppy points right before the half time whistle.

“That meant we went in 11-0 down, rather than 3-0 down. That was a blow for us.

“But that is the only defeat we have suffered at the Gytes so far this season which is a good achievement. And we are the only team to have beaten Biggar.

“Of course it would have been nice to win again, but they are a very good side.

“We have Highland to play at home on Saturday and then our final game is against Falkirk.

“I am hoping Saturday’s defeat is the only one we suffer at home this season and that we bounce back from it.”

Kick off at the Gytes is at 3pm.