Stirling Albion head for East End Park on Saturday looking to end a run of seven straight League 1 defeats at a venue that hasn’t been kind to us in recent years.
We then play Stranraer at Forthbank on Tuesday – football for a fiver night – and are also at home next weekend, when Peterhead visit.
Team news: Graham Weir, yet to play in 2015, returns but Craig Wedderburn this week left the club and has re-joined St Andrews United Juniors. Steven Doris is out for the rest of the season and Darren Lee Smith is also ruled out with a knock. Ross Forsyth is unavailable and Angus Beith is rated a minor doubt. U20 players Chris Paton, Jordan Herron and Scott Davidson are set to be included in the squad. On-loan Andy Stirling is unavailable against his parent club.
Opponents: Dunfermline were the pre-season title favourites but they are sixth in the table, seven points outside the play-offs. John Potter’s side beat Ayr United 2-1 last weekend and their home record is seven wins, four draws and three defeats. However, they have not defeated a current top-four side since August.
Past meetings: We lost 4-0 on our last visit to East End Park in November on a day when Willie Robertson was sent off. Lewis Coult saw red at Forthbank in January – we led until the final seconds but the Pars grabbed a stoppage-time equaliser in a 2-2 draw. Dunfermline also triumphed 2-0 at Forthbank at the beginning of October and we have not won at East End Park since 1992/93.
Last five league form: Dunfermline LLLDW Stirling Albion LLLLL
Referee: George Salmond
Admission: Adults £15, Concessions £10, U12s £5
Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion
Weather: Chilly but should stay dry
Our next game: Stirling Albion v Stranraer – Tuesday March 17, kick-off 7.45pm
Other League 1 games: Airdrie v Morton, Ayr United v Stenhousemuir, Forfar v Stranraer, Peterhead v Brechin