Talbot head to Carluke this Saturday to take on the local Rovers at the John Cumming Stadium in the Macron Scottish Cup 2nd round. Carluke are currently sitting 11th in the Conference B Division with four wins out of twelve games, one of their wins being last week where they defeated Renfrew 4-2 at New Western Park. They have been on the wrong side of a few hefty defeats recently with a 6-1 hammering by Cambuslang and an 8-0 defeat by Greenock.

Jack McDowall makes it 5-0

The last time the clubs met was a West of Scotland Cup match at Beechwood on the 20th April where  Talbot ran out 6-0 winners thanks to a double by Graham Wilson, and goals by David Waite, Jack McDowall, Keir Samson and a late penalty by Gordon Pope.

The Rovers play their football at the purpose built John Cumming Stadium which has a  running track around it. The playing surface is plastic and with the ground built on the top of a hill, conditions can play a big part in a game especially if played in a strong wind.

Most supporters gather at the side where the complex is which houses a shallow covered enclosure for 100 spectators. With the BBC weather forecast expecting rain next Saturday then if you can’t get in the enclosure bring a brolly.

The kick off is 2.30pm and the stadium has a catering facility where chicken curry pies have been mentioned.

See you all there folks.