Wishaw boss Mark Daly is gunning for revenge when his side host Girvan in the West Region League One on Saturday.

Girvan thumped Wishaw 5-0 earlier in the season, and Daly hopes that is strong in his players’ minds when they tackle what he admits is a “six-pointer”.

A win would take 14th-placed Wishaw level on 21 points with their visitors, who currently sit two places higher, and it would then be down to goal-difference.

Daly said: “It is a bit of a six-pointer, it’s an important game, as was the Maryhill one that was called off at the weekend, and they just roll on, really.

“I’m looking for a bit of revenge against Girvan, they beat us 5-0 down there.

Wishaw Juniors manager Mark Daly
Wishaw Juniors manager Mark Daly

“It’s a big game for us; as far as I’m concerned Royal Albert and East Kilbride are away, so it’s between ourselves, Kello Rovers, Girvan and Maryhill, and we want to keep as many of those teams around us as possible.

“A win would take us level on points with Girvan, it would then be down to goal-difference, so that is the target.

“We are decent at home, playing at home in front of our own fans will make a big difference in this game.

“We want to make it a tough place to come to, as hard a place to come to as possible, and your home games are important – if you don’t win those, you’re going to struggle to stay in the division.

“Our squad is good; we brought in Stuart Hall from Arthurlie and brought back Mark Canning from there too, so those are two big signings that will hopefully help us.

“We’re playing a few friendlies, too, trying to keep the players ticking over.

“Football players are fickle and there’s only so much you can do in training if there’s no game at the weekend, we want to get the games played, get stuck in and get some goals.”

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Daly admits it has been tough since he and assistant Chris McGroarty came in to the club, and games being called off don’t help.

He said: “The players had been stuck in a bit of a rut, and we’ve had a couple of wins, but not as many as I would have liked.

“Postponements don’t help, because we could have had another couple of wins, been higher up the table and had a bit of momentum.

“There are some very hard games coming up, but you can only play what’s in front of you, and it really is about taking it one game at a time.”