Stirling Albion welcome Clyde to Forthbank on Tuesday night, kick-off 7.45pm, for a rearranged game that was postponed on Saturday January 9 due to our Scottish Cup tie with Inverness Caley Thistle.
It’s a big game for both clubs in the bid to secure a top-four finish – we are aiming to bounce back from defeat at Bayview and record our third home win in a row after recent victories over Montrose and Berwick while the Bully Wee are looking for their first points on the road since a 3-2 success at Annan on Boxing Day.
Team news: Full-back Kevin McKinlay remains out with a hamstring injury and central defender Scot Buist is also ruled out after picking up an injury in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at East Fife. Midfielder Craig Comrie is still sidelined.
Opponents: Clyde are sixth in the table, one place and two points below us but with two games in hand – they face East Stirlingshire in the next two midweeks. Barry Ferguson’s men ended a run of four straight defeats by beating Berwick Rangers 2-1 at Broadwood on Saturday thanks to goals from Scott Linton (penalty) and recent signing John Gemmell. Their away league record this season is four wins, two draws and five defeats.
Past meetings: Scott Linton’s spot-kick earned Clyde a 1-0 win at Forthbank on the opening day of the season after Mark Staunton had been sent off but we won by the same score at Broadwood on October 17 despite having Craig Comrie red carded late on. Sandy Cunningham, currently on loan at Berwick Rangers, got the only goal after half an hour that day.
Last five league form: Stirling Albion DDWWL Clyde LLLLW
Referee: Mike Roncone
Visiting support: Clyde fans will be housed in the East Stand
Admission: Prices reduced to £10 adults and £5 concessions. U12s FREE!
Programme: February issue of The Albion magazine again on sale, priced £3
Lottery: Tickets on sale before the game. Jackpot is £16,750!
Club shop: Find us in the West Stand. Open before and after the game
Weather: Forecast is dry but cold. Hats on sale in the club shop!
Next meeting: Clyde v Stirling Albion – 30/04/16
Our next game: Annan Athletic v Stirling Albion – 27/02/16