Aberdeen Grammar stand-off Alex Hagart believes it’s time for his side to get physical as they head to the Borders tomorrow.
The Rubislaw outfit recorded their win in National League 1 last weekend with a 37-12 victory against Jed-Forest but face a far stiffer test at early season pacesetters Selkirk.
The Borders side have won all five of their opening matches, and trail leaders GHA by one bonus point following an impressive start to the campaign.
With 186 points scored in their five wins Selkirk are the highest scoring team in the division but Hagart is confident his side can shock their oponents, if they match-up physically.
He said: “Selkirk have started the season well and we know it is goin gto be a pretty physical game this weekend.
“They are a team who don’t give too much away and they are notoriously tough to beat in the Borders.
“It is going to be a difficult one for us and the information we’ve got is that they have a big forward pack.
“If we can stand up to the threat of their pack we’ve got the players out wide to beat them but we know we are going to have to play well to get something out of this one.”
Confidence at Rubislaw has increased following the elusive first win a week ago and Hagart, who kicked four conversions, three penalties and scored a try, hopes the result can be a turning point in his club’s season.
He said: “The players were getting a little bit antsy as there is only so much positive spin you can give when you are losing games.
“It’s fair to say there were some relieved guys in the changing room after Saturday’s win against Jed-Forest.”