Firstly let me say I hope you all had a merry Christmas and a happy new year from all the players in the dressing room. Your support is always exceptional home or away and the players really appreciate it.

All teams will be looking to start the new calendar year with three points and we are no different.

Today we welcome Keith to Christie Park for the traditional festive fixture. Keith will provide tough opposition and having played with a number of their players over the last few years I know they will be well up for the game. They will want to show their quality on the ball as will we and hopefully this will lead to an entertaining game.

Local derbies usually have an edge to them and I wouldn't be surprised if today is like that also. This will be my first one for the club and I'm really looking forward to it. The players in the changing room are desperate to give you the fans something to cheer about at the end of the game and start the year on the right note.

I look forward to seeing you in the social club after the match.

Mark Lawson