IT IS stretching credulity more than a tad to describe tomorrow’s Super First Division clash between Petershill and Cambuslang Rangers as a league decider.

After Saturday, the table-topping Springburn outfit – currently six points clear of the chasing pack – will still have 10 fixtures to fulfil, which is two fewer than third-placed Lang, so it’s perfectly understandable to hear both camps adopting a cautious approach ahead of their encounter.

Nevertheless, victory for the free-scoring visitors (15 goals netted in their last three outings) would throw down the gauntlet to their Springburn hosts.

Wee Gers front man Calum McRobbie said: "Petershill got away to a flying start this season and we have had to knuckle down and trail in their wake ever since awaiting our opportunity to narrow the gap between the teams.

“It is finally on us tomorrow and we must try to make the most of it by having a real go at the Peasy in their own backyard.

“A lot of teams in our situation might look to put people behind the ball and play things tight hoping to hit on the break but the attacking style favoured by this Cambuslang side is likely to see Chris Duff, John Gemmell and myself form a three-strong forward line.

“And supporting us with runs from deeper back is Dale Simeone, a phenomenal raw talent who plays the game off his cuff and has been our most consistent performer all season.

“He is a ball player and the hope is New Petershill Park’s decent playing surface will bring out the best in him.”

The continuing hospitalisation of Lang gaffer Paul McColl will see team affairs left in the capable hands of experienced backroom team Jimmy Kerr, Billy Campbell and John McKeown who were not for giving away their selection last night – even after revealing they had a fully fit squad to choose from.

Not so fortunate is Peasy boss Willie Patterson, forced into taking an impromptu head count last night after revealing a quartet of his playing charges – Jordan Kennedy, Stefan Graham, Dylan Kennedy and Danny Finnigan are non-starters, along with long-term injured midfielder Connor Stevenston.

The long serving Junior boss – eight years he’s been at the Springburn helm – said: “I don’t see Connor featuring any time soon and hopes are fainter still for Div Mackay who is on the open to transfer list at his own request after failing to win a place in the team on his comeback from breaking a leg in a pre-season friendly.

“We have suffered more than most on the injury front, particularly up front where Scott McManus and last season’s preferred striking pair Chrissy Hall and Jason Hardie have rarely played together.

“Alex Cassells has manfully filled the breach with a number of key goals and I must also give due credit to the four youngsters brought in from West Park Under-21 – Dylan Kennedy, Graham, Ross Barclay and not least Chris Connor, a centre-back we have loaned out to Glasgow Perthshire to get him some game time at Junior level.

“CC has great potential as indeed has Barclay, who has showed up well despite being asked to fill various positions, while Kennedy and Graham holding down regular starting jerseys is an indication of their qualities.

“Bringing these talents to the club and developing them is the way forward for Petershill, however they face a real test of character going up against a very experienced Cambuslang line-up tomorrow.

“You cannot call it a league title decider when there is still so much football to be played but the result could prove hugely significant nonetheless.”

Yet another match-up of title contenders goes ahead at New Western Park where second-top Renfrew will be seeking to complete the league double over fifth-placed Troon who they beat 1-0 at Portland Park in early December.

PLAYING TOMORROW:(Kick Offs 2PM unless stated): Scottish Junior Cup.4th Round.(2.15PM)Wishaw v Forth Wanderers, Super Premier Division.Girvan v Auchinleck Talbot ,Glenafton v Arthurlie , Rob Roy v Clydebank, Kilbirnie Ladeside v Kilwinning Rangers,Pollok v Hurlford Utd ,Beith v Cumnock. Super First Division. Irvine Meadow v Largs Thistle, Petershill v Cambuslang Rangers, Kello Rovers v Kilsyth Rangers, Larkhall Thistle v Cumbernauld Utd, Renfrew v Troon, Maryhill v Darvel, Rutherglen Glencairn v Shettleston Central First Division. Benburb v Blantyre Vics, St Rochs v East Kilbride Thistle , Greenock v Glasgow Perthshire, Neilston v Thorniewood Utd,Yoker Athletic v Port Glasgow, Lesmahagow v Rossvale , Forth Wanderers v Shotts Bon Central Second Division. Ashfield v Royal Albert,Vale of Clyde v Bellshill Athletic, Vale of Leven v Carluke Rovers , Newmains Utd v Johnstone Burgh, Dunipace v Lanark Utd, Gartcairn v St Anthonys Ayrshire District League. Annbank Utd v Irvine Vics, Dalry Thistle v Craigmark,Muirkirk v Ardeer Thistle , Maybole v Lugar Boswell,Whitletts Vics v Saltcoats Vics