Stirling Albion head north on Saturday to face Elgin City at Borough Briggs in Ladbrokes League 2, for the first of three away games in our next four matches.
Manager Stuart McLaren turned 40 on Friday and will be hoping to celebrate with our first win of the season, following a draw at Annan and home defeats to Clyde and Berwick Rangers.
Team news: Left-back Kevin McKinlay completes a two-match ban, striker Craig Beattie is sidelined with a hamstring injury and Jon Paul McGovern won’t be involved. Phil Johnston, Craig Comrie and Willie Robertson face late fitness tests.
Opponents: Elgin City lead Ladbrokes League 2 on goal difference and are one of six teams on six points after three games. They beat Arbroath 3-0 away and East Stirlingshire 4-0 at home before losing 2-1 to East Fife at Bayview last weekend. Jim Weir’s men recently knocked Alloa out of the Petrofac Training Cup to set up a quarter-final with Queen’s Park at Hampden on October 10.
Last meeting: Elgin were 3-2 winners in the first round of the Petrofac Training Cup when we visited Borough Briggs on July 25. We were twice ahead through Craig Beattie and Sandy Cunningham but Craig Gunn (penalty) and Jamie Duff replied before Brian Cameron hit a late winner.
Referee: Craig Napier
Admission: Adults £10, Concessions £5. Stand is £2 extra
Distance: It’s 162 miles from Stirling to Elgin
Catering: Very good. Try the sausage rolls
Travellers’ tip: Watch out for low-flying seagulls at Borough Briggs
Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion
Next meeting: Stirling Albion v Elgin City – 05/12/15
Our next game: East Stirlingshire v Stirling Albion – 05/09/15