We bring down the curtain on our Ladbrokes League 2 campaign with a game against fourth-placed Clyde at Broadwood on Saturday.
Stuart McLaren’s men head for Cumbernauld on the back of a good 2-1 home win over Annan and it’s a case of what might have been in terms of the play-offs. We are seventh in the table, six points behind Clyde.
Team news: Winger Phil Johnston is struggling with a groin strain, forward Darren Smith is out with ankle ligament damage and defender Scot Buist remains on the sidelines. Clyde are without former Albion midfielder Jon Paul McGovern.
Opponents: Clyde occupy the final play-off spot despite a five-game winless run that included a 2-1 defeat at Hampden last weekend. A run of seven victories in nine matches prior to their recent barren spell will see Barry Ferguson’s men finish in the top four as long as they match Annan’s result against Queen’s Park at Galabank.
Past meetings: All three meetings this season have been won by the away team. Scott Linton’s penalty saw Clyde triumph 1-0 at Forthbank on the opening day and Linton converted two spot-kicks when the Bully beat us 2-1 in a midweek match in February after Steven Doris had opened the scoring. Sandy Cunningham got the only goal in our 1-0 win at Broadwood in October. There has been a red card in each game, with Mark Staunton, Craig Comrie and Mark McLaughlin dismissed.
Last day: We have won our final league game in each of the last five seasons – two of those victories have come against Clyde, with the others against Albion Rovers, Morton and Stenhousemuir.
Last five league form: Clyde LDLDL Stirling Albion WDDDW
Referee: Gavin Ross
Admission: Adults £12, Concessions £6
Distance: Only 16 miles from Forthbank to Broadwood.
Weather: Saturday looks like being the best day of the weekend.