STUART McINNES turned 38 yesterday and hopes his Sauchie side can deliver the perfect birthday present with a league double this week.

The wee Sauchie are out to gain revenge for Martin Mooney's senior side when they travel to West Lothian to take on Linlithgow Rose Community tonight.

McInnes' boys then host Premier League South title challengers Rosyth on Saturday as they look to make it two wins from two at Beechwood Park following an excellent win over West Calder United at the weekend.

But the gaffer knows his inexperienced side will have to be at their best to take anything from the double header.

He told Advertiser Sport: "They are two of the better teams and Linlithgow are one of the teams who has a big pool of players.

"Then it's Rosyth who got a good win at the weekend and you would expect them, Linlithgow and Stoneyburn to be near the top come the end of the season.

"We started back a bit later so we are still finding our feet as a group.

"Fingers crossed for the perfect birthday present to celebrate."

The Sauchie Community side picked up their first win of the season on Saturday thanks to Danny Kleinmann's strike against West Calder United.

McInnes wrung the changes after their opening day 6-1 defeat to Stoneyburn and was delighted to see his side pick up maximum points in their first game at Beechwood Park.

He said: "Against Stoneyburn we had gone with four 16-year-olds and I think it was a little bit of a shock to the system.

"Things are a little bit different at boys club level and they found they were playing against men.

"We brought in some more experienced heads on Saturday and our game plan worked a treat. The only gripe I would have is that it was only 1-0 and we hit the post a couple of times.

"They were a young side also and I think both kind of just sussed each other out in the opening period, but as soon as we settled down we knew what we had to do.

"It was good to not only get your first win but to get your first win at home and show what we are about."

McInnes and assistants David Melvin and Ross Horsburgh have set their stall out since arriving in the Wee County last month by assembling a young squad containing a host of teenagers, including Kieron Brass, 19, Jerry Offiah, 18, and 16-year-old Josh Blyth.

The former Stirling Albion man added: "[The Stoneyburn defeat] is not the first loss we had and it's not the last we'll have.

"But we're in a position now where it's all about learning."