Stirling Albion return to Betfred Cup Group B action on Tuesday evening when we welcome Elgin City to Forthbank, kick-off 7.45pm. St Johnstone top the section with two wins out of two and we are in second spot on three points, the same number as Elgin, Falkirk and Brechin City.
The eight group winners and four best runners-up progress to the last 16, where they join Celtic, Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibs. Fans are reminded that all drawn games in the group stage go straight to penalties.
Team news: Central defender Ross Smith is available again after suspension but full-back Ross McGeachie and midfielder Aurelien Mazel remain on the injury list while Darren Petrie is rated a doubt.
League Cup: Our 1-0 victory over Falkirk on matchday one was our first victory in this competition since beating Brechin 1-0 at Glebe Park in August 2007.
Opponents: Elgin City were beaten 3-1 at home by St Johnstone then lost 3-0 at Falkirk before recording an impressive 4-2 win over Brechin at Brough Briggs on Saturday, helped by a couple of goals from Craig Gunn. Jim Weir’s summer signings include forward Shane Sutherland, who is back with the Moray men after a season at Peterhead, while Kieran Stewart and Jamie Reid have arrived from Arbroath.
Past meetings: This is the first League Cup meeting between the teams. Elgin beat us three times at Borough Briggs last season – 1-0 and 2-1 in Ladbrokes League 2 and 3-2 in the Challenge Cup. We won the first Forthbank encounter 3-1 and it was 0-0 in April.
Referee: Scott Millar
Admission: Adults £5, Seniors & Students £5, U16s £2, U12s FREE.
Season tickets are not valid for this match.
Fans: Only the West Stand will be open. Entry is via turnstiles 1 & 2.
Season tickets: On sale in the club shop before the game. Uplifts for those already ordered will also be available.
Programme: £2 double edition which also covered the Falkirk game.
Lottery: Tickets on sale before the game. Jackpot is £20,000!
Club shop: Find us in the West Stand. New home kit now available.
Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion
Our next game: St Johnstone v Stirling Albion – 30/07/16