We begin the second quarter of our League 1 campaign with a crucial home game against Stenhousemuir at Forthbank on Saturday.
We have slipped to the foot of the table but we beat our local rivals 5-4 in a remarkable match two months ago and another win would lift us above the Warriors, ahead of another vital game at home to Airdrie next weekend.
Team news: Central defender Craig Wedderburn returns after a one-match ban but midfielder Craig Comrie, who hasn’t played since the end of August, remains out with a groin problem. Stenhousemuir are missing the suspended Ciaran Summers.
Opponents: Scott Booth’s team have lost just once in five games at Ochilview – the 5-4 defeat to Stirling in August – but they have been beaten in all four away matches and are yet to score a goal on their travels in League 1. Stenny went down to Brora Rangers in the Petrofac Training Cup and lost narrowly to Hearts at Ochilview in the League Cup after beating Airdrie in the first round.
Past meetings: The last Forthbank encounter on January 2, 2012 was Greig McDonald’s first game in charge and we claimed a 3-1 win with goals from Alan Cook, Gary Thom and Josh Flood. We suffered two 4-0 defeats at Ochilview in 2011/12 but are unbeaten in our last seven home games against the Warriors since they won 3-2 at Forthbank in November 2000, helped by a late double from Isaac English.
League form: Stirling Albion DLWDLDLLL Stenhousemuir WLLDLLWDL
Referee: Barry Cook
Admission: Adults £13, Seniors & Students £8, U17s £5, U12s FREE!
Magazine: Another chance to buy the October issue, priced £3
Lottery: Tickets on sale before the game. Jackpot now £20,000!
Club shop: Find us in the West Stand. Open before and after the game
Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion
Other League 1 fixtures: Brechin City v Stranraer, Dunfermline Athletic v Forfar Athletic, Morton v Ayr United, Peterhead v Airdrieonians
Our next game: Stirling Albion v Airdrieonians – 25/10/14
Next game v Stenhousemuir: Ochilview – 03/01/15