Rob Roy raring to go this weekend ... as long as the weather holds!

THREE points equal a place in the top half of the table.

That’s the carrot Rob Roy manager John Richardson is dangling in front of his boys ahead of the arrival of Lanark United at Adamslie Park this Saturday.

A win will see the Kirkintilloch team replace current champions Beith in fifth position.

The Rabs gaffer, who has a fully-fit squad to choose from, said: “We’re looking to finish sixth and upwards this season,

“While staying in the Premier League is always the priority, we’re looking for that wee kick upwards.”

After Saturday’s clash at Arthurlie fell victim to the icy weather, a hastily-arranged friendly against senior side Alloa Athletic’s first team at Toryglen astroturf saw Rabs emerge with an impressive 0-0 draw in what Richardson described as a “very useful workout.”

Meanwhile, Richardson has reiterated a message for “real junior football supporters” to do their bit for their local team.

With away teams guaranteed at least £200 in a Scottish Cup tie, Rabs’ last match at home to Banks O’ Dee on January 15 saw the Kirkintilloch club claim only £195 from the £395 match takings.

He said: “We need people through the turnstiles.

“Come and watch the game or come in for five minutes to talk to people you’ve not seen in a while and then go do whatever you’ve got to do in the afternoon and just make your £5 a donation to your local club.”

Rob Roy play Lanark United this Saturday at 1.45pm at Adamslie Park.