Stirling Albion head for Gayfield on Saturday to take on Arbroath but we have no game the following weekend due to the international break and IRN-BRU Cup round three.
We are looking to build on the 2-0 home victory over Montrose as we seek our first away victory since winning 3-1 at Links Park in December thanks to a Darren Smith hat-trick.
Team news: Central defender Ross Smith is available after suspension and striker Isaac Layne, on loan from Alloa, will be added to the squad. The game comes too soon for midfielder Darren Petrie, who has been out with a knee injury since the Betfred Cup tie with Falkirk on July 16. Winger Marc McKenzie is doubtful with a hamstring problem and full-back Jamie Mills could also miss out after having stiches following a clash of heads in an U20 friendly.
Opponents: Arbroath finished second from bottom last season but boss Dick Campbell has brought in 15 new players this summer, including former Binos Steven Doris, Ryan McCord and Bryan Prunty. They began the season with a 1-1 draw at home to Berwick then drew 1-1 at Montrose before beating Elgin City 1-0 at Borough Briggs with a goal from on-loan Dundee forward Josh Skelly.
Past meetings: It finished 1-1 on our last visit to Gayfield in February when Darren Smith cancelled out a Kane Hester goal in a match played in difficult conditions while we went down 2-0 on a sunny September afternoon in the first meeting away from home last season. We fared better at Forthbank, winning 3-1 in November and 1-0 in March, when Craig Beattie struck late on.
Referee: Graham Beaton
Admission: Adults £13, Concessions £7, Parent & Child £15
Distance: It’s about 70 miles from Stirling to Arbroath
Catering: Steak pies usually a highlight
Weather: Looks like it should be dry with light winds
Next meeting: Stirling Albion v Arbroath – 19/11/16
Our next game: Stirling Albion v Edinburgh City – 10/09/16