Phil’s comments on selection
Robert Kay and Charlie Simpson start in the back division, while in the pack Iain Wilson returns. This means Cameron Lineen, Scott King and Struan Dewar are the unlucky ones to miss out.
Phil’s comments on match
If only I could ask Derek to challenge our players culture every week, then maybe I could guarantee as strong a start as we had last weekend.
However, I am hoping the challenge of the league leaders will focus the minds quickly enough to give us the start we need. Millbrae is never easy, and with Ayr looking as if they have more to offer than their recent performances have suggested, it looks like it will be a tough afternoon, though one I am sure the players are relishing.
Add to that the opportunity to play against a recent Autumn Test Internationalist, in Alex Dunbar. Means that there will be no opportunity to switch off.