Stirling Albion make the long journey to Elgin on Tuesday night for a rearranged Ladbrokes League 2 game, kick-off 7.45pm. The match was due to be played on January 16 but was postponed because of a frozen pitch.
Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Arbroath moved us to within a point of the play-offs with nine matches remaining and Elgin is the first part of an away double header – we head across the border to take on Berwick Rangers at the weekend.
Team news: Scot Buist, Ross Smith, Lewis McLear, Kevin McKinlay and Craig Comrie are all still out, although the latter two should resume training on Thursday. Sean Dickson is expected to return after missing out at the weekend and Aurelien Mazel has an outside chance of being involved.
Opponents: Elgin suffered their first home league defeat of the season on Saturday, going down 3-1 to new leaders East Fife. They had won 10 and drawn two of their previous 12 Ladbrokes League 2 games at Borough Briggs. Jim Weir’s men will return to the top of the table if they beat us on Tuesday night as they chase a first promotion since joining the SFL in 2000.
Past meetings: Elgin beat us 3-2 at Borough Briggs in the first round of the Petrofac Training Cup and followed it up with a 1-0 victory at the end of August thanks to an early Kyle MacLeod goal. Second-half goals from Mark Lamont, Steven Doris and Darren Smith saw us come from behind to win 3-1 at Forthbank in early December after Craig Gunn’s penalty had given Elgin the lead.
Last five league form: Elgin City DWLWL Stirling Albion WLLDW
Referee: Craig Charleston
Admission: Adults £10, Concessions £5. Admission to the stand is £2 extra
Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion
Catering: Good value – sausage rolls recommended!
Distance: It’s just over 160 miles from Stirling to Elgin
Weather: Chilly but should be dry for the game
Next meeting: Stirling Albion v Elgin City – 09/04/16
Our next game: Berwick Rangers v Stirling Albion – 12/03/16