Stirling Albion head for Montrose on Saturday, 22 years to the day since John Brogan’s side clinched the Second Division title thanks to a John McGachie goal at Links Park. We are likely to need to win all five of our remaining matches to have a chance of reaching the play-offs while Montrose are looking to boost their hopes of staying in the top four with a home victory.
Team news: Jamie Bishop is back after a two-match ban but fellow defender Brian Allison is sidelined with a knee injury. Montrose welcome back Paul Lunan from suspension but Jonathan Crawford is injured.
Past meetings: Montrose won 3-1 at Forthbank in October and edged a close encounter 3-2 at Links Park at the end of December despite a Scott Davidson double. Our good run of just one defeat in 12 matches started with a 3-1 home victory over Montrose on February 9.
Match facts: We go into the match in seventh place, seven points off the play-offs. Montrose are in third spot and have an eight-point advantage over the Binos. They held Rangers to a 0-0 draw last weekend while we go into the game on the back of a 2-2 midweek draw at Hampden. Our only away league win in 2012/13 was 2-1 at Elgin on March 2. Montrose have won six, drawn six and lost four of their 16 home games.
Stuart Garden: “If we win it makes it easier for us to get to the play-offs and harder for Stirling and that is our aim.”
Greig McDonald: “We have five big games coming up and winning this one would be a great start -all we can do is win our games and see where we end up.”
Last five form: Montrose WLLWD Stirling Albion LWDWD
Referee: Kevin Graham
Admission: Adults £11, Concessions £6
Weather: Should stay dry, with temperatures around 6C
Other Division Three games: Annan v Elgin, Clyde v Berwick, Peterhead v East Stirling, Queen’s Park v Rangers (Sunday)
Next match: Stirling Albion v Peterhead – Saturday April 13