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Coach set to give seconds chance as Highland take on Stirling Wolves


By Will Clark


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Highland head coach Dave Carson will bring in players from the club’s second team and challenge to prove themselves in the first XV for their remaining matches in National One.

Highland RFC v Moray, Highland Rugby Club, Canal Park, Inverness...action from the game...Picture: Callum Mackay..
Highland RFC v Moray, Highland Rugby Club, Canal Park, Inverness...action from the game...Picture: Callum Mackay..

Highland return to Inverness tomorrow afternoon when they take on Stirling Wolves at Canal Park as they look to wind the season down.

Out of title contention but comfortably safe from relegation, Highland lie in seventh place, eight points ahead of Dundee but nine points behind Ayr in sixth.

With the club facing mid-table obscurity, Carson says he is looking to pull in players from Highland 2nd XV which won the Caledonia North Two title last month.

“If we can get some players from the second team at least on the bench and give them a taste of a faster game and bigger hits we will.

“But I have spoken to the squad that we are looking for wins in the last four games and at least 15 points.

“We have three matches at home in the next three weeks and then we go to Biggar on the final day of the season.

“Whether Biggar are still in the title fight we will wait and see.

“But we can still finish fifth, which would be a great achievement being behind some big teams, with bigger squads than we have.”

Highland have lost their last four matches but with a run of matches in Inverness, Carson is confident they record some victories before the end of the season.

“We have been on the road a lot lately, travelling to place such as Gala and Melrose and it has been tough on the boys.

“But having three matches at home on the trot will be great.

“With the holidays coming up, hopefully we will be playing in front of good crowds as well.”
After facing Stirling Wolves tomorrow, Highland will then face Cartha Queens Park in Inverness on Saturday, April 9 along with a home clash against Boroughmuir on Saturday, April 16. They end the season at Biggar on April 23.


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