It’s a big game for the Binos on Saturday as we take on Clyde at Forthbank, aiming for the win that would take us above the Bully Wee and off the foot of Division Three on goal difference. Clyde have already beaten us twice this season but we go into the latest encounter on an improved run of form, which continued with a comeback 2-1 victory over Annan on Tuesday.
Team news: Brian Allison is suspended as he completes a two-match ban and Graham Weir is doubtful after picking up a knock in midweek. Defender Ross McGeachie returned to training on Thursday night after recovering from a foot injury but this game comes too soon. Clyde are without David Marsh, Gavin Brown, John Sweeney and Michael Oliver.
Past meetings: Clyde won 1-0 at Forthbank in August and came out on top 2-1 at Broadwood last month. Clyde have an excellent record here, with eight wins in 15 visits. We have beaten them just three times at Forthbank, most recently in April 2010. There have been four draws.
Match facts: We are unbeaten in four matches since returning from a month-long lay-off and have won six times at Forthbank in 2012/13 – only Rangers have won more at home. Clyde have won just one of their last eight matches but that was against Stirling in January. Their away record is three wins, two draws and eight defeats.
Greig McDonald: “We have picked up two wins and two draws in our last four games so it looks like we are turning the corner.”
Jim Duffy: “We took a heavy defeat from East Stirling in midweek as we did not take the chances we had when the game was goalless.”
Last five league form: Stirling LWDDW Clyde DDLLL
Referee: Colin Steven
Admission: £10 adults, £7 seniors/students, £5 U17s
IRN-BRU Bus: We are the first stopping point for the Irn-Bru bus as Cans for Youth teams 2013 is launched.
Fans: Only the West Stand will be open and Clyde fans are requested to use turnstiles 3 & 4
Club shop: Open before the game
Supporters Bar: Open before and after the match – all welcome
Matchday magazine: Last chance to buy the February edition, priced £3
Twitter: We will have live updates @Stirling_Albion
Radio commentary: If you have friends or family in Forth Valley Royal Hospital, they will be able to hear full commentary on the game from Sandy Morton
Weather: Chilly. Again. Temperature around 3C but should be dry
Other D3 games: Berwick v Rangers (12 noon), East Stirling v Elgin, Montrose v Annan, Peterhead v Queen’s Park
Our next meeting: Clyde v Stirling Albion – Saturday May 4