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Stirling v Annan Preview

Stirling v Annan Preview

Team news

Keeper Sam Filler returns after a one-match ban but Kieran McAnespie is suspended. Player-assistant manager Shaun Fagan again misses out due to injury. Richie Kirwan and Andy Hunter this week moved on loan to Dunipace Juniors. Annan defender Peter Watson is on his honeymoon while Jack Steele and David Murray face late fitness tests.

Match info

This is the first ever meeting between the clubs. Annan replaced Gretna in the SFL in 2008 and Harry Cairney’s side reached the play-off final in 2010/11. Last season they were unable to maintain their early momentum and finished in sixth place. This is our first match in Division Three since 2003/04, when were promoted as runners-up to Stranraer.

Results so far

Albion lost 3-0 to Falkirk in the Ramsdens Cup and were beaten 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Arbroath in the League Cup. Annan shocked Livingston in their opening game but went down 2-0 to Hamilton last weekend.

Prices

£10 for adults, £7 for seniors aged 65 and over, £7 for students, £5 for children U17.

Albion Lotto

Tickets on sale before the game. This week’s jackpot is £6,000.

Albion Magazine

Pick up your copy of the new August edition, priced £3.

Club shop

Open before the match. Why not treat yourself to the new away top.

Binos Bar

Open pre and post-match in the Dumyat and Cambuskenneth Suites for home fans.

New arrangements

Only the West Stand will be open. There will be no segregation but Annan supporters are requested to use turnstiles 3 and 4.

Season tickets

On sale from 1.30pm at the main entrance to Forthbank. Prices are £150 for adults, £100 for seniors/students and £30 for children U17. We can accept cash or payment by cheque to Stirling Albion FC but are unable to take credit or debit cards. Apologies.

Voucher system

Albion fans paying cash at the turnstiles will be given a voucher. We will also be issuing vouchers at the games against Clyde and Queen’s Park. Those attending all three matches have the best chance of securing a ticket for the Rangers game on October 6.

Twitter

For those not able to make it, we will have live updates @Stirling_Albion

Next meeting

Saturday November 10 – Annan v Stirling Albion