Aberdeen Grammar full back Doug Russell is optimistic his side will move away from the relegation zone with a victory at Selkirk tomorrow.
The Rubislaw men are perilously placed in National 1, third bottom of the table, but with a game in hand on the teams around them.
Russell’s team suffered a narrow 36-32 loss when the sides met in Aberdeen in October and is eager to make amends.
He said: “We felt a bit hard done by in the game against Selkirk as we let the game slip away from us in the second half. We have made a lot of improvements and we have been on a decent run so we will go there with confidence.
“Given our position in the league, it is important we just focus on one game at a time. We want to take as many points as we can from this game.”
Grammar were beaten 51-12 by Premiership side Ayr in the Scottish Cup last weekend but recent displays in the league have been encouraging.
Victories against Howe of Fife and Hamilton were followed by a 29-26 loss to Falkirk – but Russell is confident the Rubislaw men can return to winning ways at Selkirk.
The 24-year-old added: “The Howe of Fife game in December was a real turning point for us. The squad came together and we took that into the Hamilton game and produced another good display.
“We let the Falkirk game get away from us, having been 19-5 up at half-time.
“The first half was one of our best performances of the season, but we let it slip in the second half.
“Even against Ayr, we played reasonably well. It certainly wasn’t an embarrassing performance. The most important thing is we start the second half well. We are a team that tends to get points in the first half so we need to focus on building on that in the second part of our matches and see them through for the wins we need.”