Following the postponement of Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup third-round tie against Cumbernauld Colts due to a waterlogged pitch, the teams will try again at Forthbank on Tuesday, kick-off 7.45pm.
A place in round four on January 9 is at stake for the winners but if the game ends in a draw, the replay will go ahead at Broadwood next Tuesday, December 8.
Team news: Goalkeeper Chris Smith returns after a one-match ban but skipper Ross McMillan remains sidelined with a hamstring injury and Kevin McKinlay is likely to miss out with a groin strain. Winger Phil Johnston is close to a return to the squad after a rapid recovery from knee surgery and Sandy Cunningham and Willie Robertson have shrugged off knocks.
Opponents: Cumbernauld Colts are fifth out of 15 in their debut season in the Lowland League and are unbeaten in their last nine matches in all competitions. Co-managers Craig McKinlay and James Orr moved from Dunipace Juniors in the summer and have already guided Colts to Scottish Cup victories over Glasgow University and Auchinleck Talbot. Richie Kirwan scored the winner in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Gala Fairydean, with fellow ex-Albion player Blair Munn also in the side.
Scottish Cup: We reached the fourth round last season, where we lost 2-0 to Raith Rovers, but required a replay and a marathon penalty shoot-out to get past Hurlford United in round three. Our best run in the competition is the quarter-finals, a stage we last reached in 1989/90. Our first ever Scottish Cup tie at Forthbank was a 1-0 win over Berwick Rangers in January 1994.
Admission: Adults £10, Concessions £5. Season tickets are not valid.
Referee: Don Robertson
Fans: Albion supporters should use turnstiles 1 & 2 in the West Stand.
Turnstiles 7 & 8 will be open in the East Stand for Cumbernauld Colts fans.
Programme: Small-size programme will be on sale, priced £1.
Lottery: Tickets on sale before the game. Jackpot is £13,750!
Club shop: Find us in the West Stand. Start your Christmas shopping!
Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion
Next game: Stirling Albion v Elgin City – 05/12/15