Aberdeen Grammar travel to Glasgow to face GHA tomorrow with a depleted squad due to a number of players having booked a trip to Rome.
They are off to watch Scotland play Italy in the last game of the Six Nations, a trip that was booked before rearranged games were announced for what was originally supposed to be a free day for clubs.
Notwithstanding the dilemma, Grammar head coach Ali O’Connor has brought together a team for the trip and is confident his stand-ins will give a good account of themselves.
But he said: ”In addition to having players not available we have a number of injuries to address, including one to our German front row player, Matthias Schosser, who I hope will be fit.
“GHA are riding high in third place, but they play an expansive game which suits our style. We are still in the running for a top-four finish.”
Across the road at Countesswells, Gordonians host an attractive National League 3 game with derby rivals Highland. The visitors are in strong contention for promotion, but will find the Aberdeen side in no mood to roll over and still aiming to end up in the top half.