It’s the short trip to Ochilview for our third League 1 fixture of the season against Stenhousemuir on Saturday. We kicked off with a 1-1 draw at Peterhead then lost 3-1 at to Ayr United at Forthbank but it was a much better performance in midweek despite our 2-1 defeat to Alloa.
Team news: Forward Steven Doris, winger Phil Johnston and full-back James Creaney remain out and midfielder David McClune is sidelined after picking up a knock in the warm-up before our Petrofac Training Cup defeat to Alloa in midweek. Striker Lewis Coult is also ruled out.
Opponents: Stenhousemuir won their opening League 1 game 1-0 at home to Airdrieonians thanks to a late Martin Grehan goal but the former Binos forward missed a penalty as Scott Booth’s side lost 1-0 at Brechin last weekend. The Warriors went down 3-1 away to Brora in the first round of the Petrofac Training Cup but beat Airdrie in the League Cup and entertain Hearts in round two on Tuesday.
Past meetings: We have not met on league business since season 2011/12 when we suffered a pair of 4-0 defeats at Ochilview. Greig McDonald’s first game in charge was a 3-1 win over our local rivals at Forthbank in January 2012. Our last win against Stenhousemuir was 3-1 at Ochilview in April 2010, Ross Forsyth and Iain Russell scoring late on as we kept our title hopes alive.
Referee: Kevin Graham
Admission: Terracing – Adults £12, Concessions £7, U16s FREE
Stand – Adults £13, Concessions £8, U16s FREE
Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion
Other League 1 fixtures: Ayr Utd v Forfar, Dunfermline v Airdrie, Peterhead v Morton, Stranraer v Brechin
Return visit: Saturday January 3, 2015
Our next game: Airdrieonians v Stirling Albion – 30/08/14