The 2015/16 season gets under way on Saturday when we travel to play our Ladbrokes League 2 rivals Elgin City in the first round of the Petrofac Training Cup.
Team news: Defenders Ross McMillan and Kevin McKinlay miss out and Ross McGeachie is a doubt. New signings Craig Beattie and Salim Kouider-Aissa are likely to be added to the squad and a couple of our U20 team will be in the matchday 18. Jim Weir’s Elgin could include St Johnstone loan trio Mark Hurst, George Hunter and Liam Gordon.
Last meeting: We won 3-0 at Borough Briggs in the first round of last season’s Petrofac Training Cup. Darren Lee Smith broke the deadlock early in the second half and Gordon Smith added a double, the first of them from the penalty spot after Matthew Cooper had been sent off.
Petrofac Training Cup: The tournament began life as the B&Q Centenary Cup in 1990/91. Our first match was a 4-1 defeat against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. We have twice made the semi-finals, in 1995/96 and 1999/00. We reached round two last season but went down 2-1 at home to Alloa.
Referee: Ryan Milne
Admission: £10 adults & £5 concessions. £2 extra for the stand.
Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion
Second-round draw: Takes place at Hampden at 2.30pm on Monday.
Next match: Stirling Albion v Airdrieonians – League Cup R1 – 01/08/15