There are just four rounds of the BT Premiership left, and Ayr welcome Boroughmuir to Millbrae for the first of these final games on Saturday, kicking off at 3pm.
In second place behind league leaders Melrose, Ayr will be hoping to put in a strong performance to close the gap with the Borderers, but seventh-paced Boroughmuir - as they showed at Meggetland back in October - will pose a threat with their ambitious play.
However, Ayr head coach Calum Forrester thinks the elements might have a say in the kind of the match on show this weekend.
"The way the weather is shaping up, it looks likely to be more of a forward-orientated battle, and the players are looking forward to getting back into action after enjoying their festive break."
The squad is boosted by the return of Scott Sutherland, Frazier Climo, Craig Gossman and Steven Longwell, with Glasgow Warriors' Djustice Sears-Duru on the bench.
15. Grant Anderson; 14. Danny McCluskey, 13. Archie Russell, 12. Ross Curle, 11. Craig Gossman; 10. Frazier Climo, 9. David Armstrong; 1. George Hunter, 2. David Young, 3. Steven Longwell; 4. Robert McAlpine, 5. Scott Sutherland; 6. Blair Macpherson, 7. Will Bordill, 8. Pete McCallum (c).
16. Lewis Anderson, 17. Djustice Sears-Duru, 18. Craig Stevenson, 19. Jamie Bova, 20. Stafford McDowall.
15. Greg Cannie; 14. Grant McConnell, 13. Ronan Kerr, 12. Mark Hare, 11. Jordan Edmunds; 10. Chris Laidlaw, 9. Nathan Fowles; 1. Dale Robertson, 2. Tristan King, 3. Thomas Gracie; 4. Callum Atkinson, 5. Craig Keddie; 6. Aubrey Mcube, 7. Matt Walker, 8. Matthew Tweddle.
16. Stuart Clark, 17. Michael Henry, 18. Rory Woodland, 19. Dougie Steele, 20. Alex Cox.
Kick-off 3pm! Follow the score live on Twitter, with the 2nd XV game (kick-off 2pm) updated via the Ultimate Rugby app.