Stirling Albion’s U19 team face Celtic in a top-of-the-table clash at the Parkhead club’s Lennoxtown Training Centre on Sunday, kick-off 2.30pm.
Graeme Donald and David Binnie’s side continued their excellent start to the season with a 3-2 win away to Dumbarton at the weekend thanks to a double from Jordan Sinclair, one from the spot, and a Chris Paton penalty.
Celtic dropped their first points of the season in a 1-1 draw with Ayr United, allowing the Albion youngsters to join them on the 13-point mark after five fixtures.
U19 coach Graeme Donald said: “David (Binnie) and I are both looking forward to the game on Sunday. We feel it is a great opportunity for the boys to play against top-quality opposition. We head into the game full of confidence, especially after finding out Celtic drew with Ayr – a team we beat comfortably when we played them recently.
“It will not be easy but we will be pointing out that if we play to our capabilities then we have great chance to leapfrog them to go top of the league. I think the key word this week at training will be belief.
“We have been very pleased with the way the boys have started this season in terms of results but we honestly believe they have not played to anywhere near their potential yet. I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing, but hopefully they will produce their best on Sunday.
“We will have to do it without Blair Munn unfortunately, which will be a big loss after he was sent off against Dumbarton, but it does give someone else the chance to come in and show what they can do in a very exciting game.”