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Annan preview

Annan preview

Stirling Albion face a vital game against Annan Athletic at Forthbank on Saturday, kick-off 3.00pm, after we slipped to the foot of the table last weekend.

We have won just once at home in Ladbrokes League 2 this season – against Montrose in August – and went down 2-0 to Edinburgh City at Meadowbank Stadium last week.

Team news: Midfielder Jack McCue and winger Moses Olanrewaju remain on the sidelines but otherwise manager Dave Mackay has a full squad to choose from.

Previous meetings: Annan won 3-2 at Galabank on the opening day of the season despite us taking an early lead through Sean Dickson. A Ross Forsyth og, David McKenna and Aidan Smith turned things round before half-time and the hosts held on despite Marc McKenzie pulling one back after the break. We won 1-0 at Forthbank 12 months ago thanks to a Phil Johnston goal when Annan were top of the table and we also triumphed 2-1 at home in April.

Opponents: Jim Chapman’s side are fifth in the table, five points outside the play-offs and the same distance off the foot of the table. They beat Cowdenbeath 2-0 at Galabank last weekend but lost 5-1 at leaders Forfar on Tuesday night and have won just once on their travels.

Referee: Craig Napier

Admission: £13 adults, £9 seniors & students, £5 U16s, U12s free

Fans: Both sets of supporters should use turnstiles 1 & 2 in the West Stand

Club shop: Open before and after the game. Time for Christmas shopping!

Programme: December edition goes on sale, priced £2

Weather forecast: Decent! Dry and temperatures of 6C

Lottery: Tickets on sale before the game. Jackpot £1,400

Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion

Next meeting: Annan Athletic v Stirling Albion – 28/01/17

Our next game: Montrose v Stirling Albion – 24/12/16 (1.00pm kick-off)