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McDonald: Cup win can boost Binos

McDonald: Cup win can boost Binos

Stirling Albion boss Greig McDonald hopes his side can build on Saturday’s 5-0 win against Dalbeattie Star in the Scottish Cup and improve their league form.

The Binos entertain Rangers at the weekend and host Montrose on October 20 before ending the first quarter of the Third Division campaign with a trip to Peterhead. We have lost five on the trot since beating Annan 5-1 on the opening day but the Scottish Cup clash at Islecroft was a much-needed boost.

McDonald said: “I thought it was a very professional performance against Dalbeattie and we created a lot of chances in the second half. Rangers are obviously a different proposition but other teams in our league have shown it is possible to get results against them and that is what we will be trying to do. There was a lot of expectation on us to beat Dalbeattie but the roles are reversed this weekend.”

Striker Scott Davidson is available again after a two-match ban but is a doubt due to illness. Rangers expect Ian Black and Dean Shiels to return but Andy Little, David Templeton and Fran Sandaza remain sidelined.