Stirling Albion manager Stuart McLaren was hugely encouraged by the display against Raith Rovers despite the 2-0 defeat in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup at Forthbank on Saturday.
Goals from Barrie McKay and Grant Anderson sent the Kirkcaldy club into the last 16 but we created a number of clear-cut chances against our Championship opponents.
McLaren said: “The difference in the game was the finishing. It’s really upsetting to go out based on that performance but unfortunately the game is about both penalty areas and they took their goals well.
“We had more than matched them in the first half in terms of chances created so it was very disappointing to concede just before half-time.
“If we can cause a team like Raith Rovers problems then I’m sure points will come in the league but we need to maintain that level of performance.”
Raith boss Grant Murray said: “Stirling had chances and David McGurn made some good saves but I also felt we could have scored more goals.
“Barrie McKay was outstanding – he has great pace and I wouldn’t like to have played against him! We are very grateful to Rangers for allowing us to have him on loan.”