A GLASGOW derby with Pollok may look a daunting prospect on paper for Petershill given their recent toils but Peasy boss Willie Paterson is hopeful his charges can throw the form book out the window once again on Saturday.

Peasy go into the derby languishing second bottom of the West Premiership table, having won just once in the league since the turn of the year.

Lok, meanwhile, will make the trip across the city determined to get back on track after their Scottish Cup loss to Auchinleck.

One look at the league table would point towards an away win but Paterson is drawing confidence from his side’s battling display at Newlandsfield back in November as they look to cause a derby upset this time around on home turf.

He said: “They had been doing really well under the new manager but we went to Pollok and got a draw, we played 35 minutes with 10 men and managed to hold on.

“You probably could say form doesn’t matter that much in derby matches but they are a good side, there is no doubt about it.

“We didn’t create too much the first game against Pollok, we went there to get at least a point.

“We are obviously at home and need to pick up points because we are in a relegation fight.

“I don’t think we will be sitting back as much as we did at Newlandsfield.”

Lewis Crawford’s last-gasp strike earned the Springburn outfit a hard-earned point on their travels last time out against high-flying Glenafton.

The 1-1 draw leaves Peasy within two points of Kilbirnie and Renfrew as they look to clamber out of the drop zone.

Paterson hopes the fightback can prove a platform upon which his side can build as they look to “do it the hard way” in the relegation battle.

“We were on a poor run of defeats so to get a draw was good,” added the Peasy manager.

“We at least deserved a draw, we played really well, hopefully that can give the boys a bit of confidence going into the last seven games.

“Before that, we lost our last couple of games to teams in and around us which was disappointing, they were games we were targeting to get points to keep us up.

“If we are going to do it, we’ll have to do it the hard way.

“Getting a point at Glenafton shows the team can get results, we just have to get our quality up, we’ve been lacking a bit of quality in games but shown some on Saturday.

“If we keep doing that we’ll pick points up.

“We’re a young squad, we lost a lot of players and now have a lot of young players, it is a big learning curve for them but on their day we can put up a really good fight.”