We make the short journey down the M80 to face Clyde on Saturday as we bid for our first away league win of the season against a team who are two places and five points ahead of us in the Third Division table. It will be our first match on the new artificial pitch that was installed at Broadwood during the summer.
Team news: Jamie McCunnie misses out through illness but David McClune has recovered and Graham Weir and Gary Thom return from suspension. Clyde welcome back Gavin Brown and Iain Gray but have doubts over Pat Scullion and John Neill. Boss Jim Duffy is hoping to add to his squad before the game
Past meetings: Clyde came out on top by a single goal when the teams met at Forthbank in August but we won both games at Broadwood en route to the Division Two title in 2009/10. We entertain the Bully Wee again on February 23 and return to Cumbernauld on May 4 – the final day of the season.
Match facts: It is now a year since we kept a clean sheet in the league away from home – against Albion Rovers in a 1-0 win at Cliftonhill. We drew our last away fixture 1-1 at East Stirlingshire but our only other point on the road came in a 2-2 draw at Peterhead. Clyde went down 3-2 at home to Annan last week – they have won three and lost four of their last seven matches
Greig McDonald: “This would be a terrific game to win as it would pull us closer to Clyde and break our away duck for the season.”
Jim Duffy: “Stirling are playing a lot better now than they were earlier in the season and they carry a decent goal threat.”
Last five form: Clyde WLWLL Stirling WWLDL
Referee: Barry Cook
Admission: £12 adults, £6 seniors/students. Children under 16 FREE.
Twitter: For those not able to make it, we will have live updates @Stirling_Albion
Weather: Cold! Should be dry but temperatures of around 3C.
Other D3 games: Annan v Montrose, Elgin v East Stirling, Queen’s Park v Peterhead, Rangers v Berwick