A new era begins on Saturday when manager Stuart McLaren and his assistant Martyn Corrigan take charge for the first time as we face Hurlford United in a William Hill Scottish Cup third-round replay at Forthbank, kick-off 3pm.
The game will be played to a finish, with extra time and penalties if required. The winners will be at home to Raith Rovers in the last 32 on Saturday November 29.
Team news: Defender Craig Wedderburn is suspended after being sent off at Blair Park last week but midfielder Willie Robertson and striker Sandy Cunningham are available after bans. Midfielders Darren Lee Smith and Craig Comrie, as well as forward Lewis Coult, remain on the injury list.
Last week: Hurlford took an early lead through ex-Stenhousemuir striker Stewart Kean and Darren Henderson’s side looked on course for round four until defender Chris Smith headed home a Dale Fulton corner with 12 minutes left.
Opponents: Hurlford qualified for the Scottish Cup by winning last season’s Junior Cup. The Ayrshire club knocked out Edinburgh University, Clachnacuddin and Inverurie Locos to reach this stage.
Scottish Cup: This is our first Scottish Cup tie at Forthbank since October 2013, when we drew 2-2 with Whitehill Welfare before winning the replay 2-1. Until we faced Hurlford, our only other cup game against Junior opponents was a 2-1 success over Auchinleck Talbot in 2009/10 during Allan Moore’s reign as manager.
Referee: Gavin Ross
Admission: Adults £10, Seniors, Students & U17s £5, U12s FREE! Season tickets and Bino Bonds are not valid for this match.
Away fans: Hurlford supporters will be housed in the East Stand
Programme: Cup special on sale, priced just £1
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
Weather: It’s looking like it should be a decent day!
Our next game: Brechin City v Stirling Albion – 11/11/14
Next home game: Stirling Albion v Stranraer – 15/11/14