THE Sauchie saga rumbles on for another week and with every passing day the chance of a playing exodus grows.

Players and staff alike at the Wee County club are anxiously waiting on East of Scotland chiefs to confirm their fate with the side hoping a sixth-placed finish will be enough to secure a place in next season's Superleague.

It means many of the squad brought to the club by previous boss Fraser Duncan and current gaffer Iain Diack are still to decide where their future lies despite the season finishing at the start of May.

If unsuccessful in their quest to secure a seat at the Superleague table, the Reds would find themselves faced with the difficult task of escaping a newly-established league below.

The uncertainty hasn't been lost on the players and club stalwart Terry Hewitt believes the longer the saga rumbles on the more likely it is players will be tempted to listen to other offers.

Hewitt, who was brought to the club by Duncan, told Advertiser Sport: "We have to just wait and see, but it's not ideal because there is interest from other clubs.

"We don't know what league we will be playing in next year and there's a lot of uncertainty for the boys.

"It's not an ideal situation. We don't know what we are going to do and if we are stuck in the middle league then it's going to be a day trip every week and you'll be playing some bad teams.

"Personally, I still don't know what is going to happen with myself. I have enjoyed my time at Sauchie and Fraser Duncan was massive in bringing me to the club.

"It's been good again under Iain and it's a great club. But I just don't think any of the boys know what is going to happen.

"Teams are starting to set-up for pre-season and we really just don't know."

Sauchie missed on fifth place by only a point to rivals Crossgates Primrose with a draw at home to struggling Dunipace blamed by many for their narrow miss.

Hewitt, however, believes the squad should have had the quality to secure fifth and Sauchie's rightful place in the Superleague.

He said: "At the start of the season, when you looked at the quality of the squad we should have been good enough to secure at least fifth.

"We matched a lot of the teams, but lacked consistency.

"People say we had a young squad but we should have been good enough regardless.

"A club like Sauchie should be in the Superleague, but we only have ourselves to blame if we don't make it."