Binos boss Stuart McLaren was proud of his players after a good performance in the 2-0 defeat to Scottish Cup holders Inverness Caley Thistle on Tuesday night.
Well-taken goals from Andrea Mbuyi-Mutombo and Iain Vigurs sent the hosts into the last 16 but we played well in front of the Sky Sports cameras, having held Inverness to a 0-0 draw in the first game at Forthbank.
McLaren said: “I’m proud of the players. We asked them to apply the game plan and they did – their effort was outstanding. Obviously we are disappointed to be out of the cup but we can take great heart from how we played in both games against Inverness.
“We now need to push on in the league because the two defeats after Christmas set us back a bit in terms of where we hoped to be. We have two home games against Queen’s Park and Montrose and we need to make the most of being at Forthbank.”
Caley Thistle manager John Hughes said: “We had a couple of scares early on when they broke on us and all credit to Stirling Albion because they made it hard but we scored two good goals and managed to get down the sides a few times.”