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Clyde preview

Clyde preview

Stirling Albion return to action on Tuesday evening when we face Clyde in a William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round replay at Broadwood, kick-off 7.45pm.

The winners travel to Ayr United in the last 16 on Saturday February 11 and extra time and penalties, if required, will settle Tuesday’s match in the event of a draw.

Team news: Skipper Ross McMillan could return after missing the Annan game due to illness but Ross McGeachie, Ross Smith, Ross Kavanagh and Callumn Morrison are all still sidelined. Midfielder Josh Jeffries, on loan from Rangers, is ineligible as he was signed after the original tie.

Previous meetings: Prior to this season, the teams had only met once in the Scottish Cup, with Clyde winning 2-1 at Annfield in January 1982. The first two encounters this term both ended 1-1 and we won 3-0 at Forthbank on January 7. The cup tie finished 2-2 a fortnight later, with Dylan Nguene Bikey scoring both our goals.

Opponents: Clyde were beaten 2-1 by Arbroath at Broadwood on Saturday, with Peter MacDonald – who hit a double at Forthbank – again on target for Barry Ferguson’s side. Ryan Finnie was sent off but he and ex-Albion winger Marc McKenzie are cup-tied.

Scottish Cup: We are bidding to reach the last 16 for the first time since 2009/10 when we lost 9-0 to Ross County. Our best run in the competition is the quarter-finals, a stage last reached in 1989/90.

New rule: Teams are permitted to use a fourth substitute in this season’s Scottish Cup but only if the game goes to extra time.

Referee: Mat Northcroft

Admission: £13 adults, £8 concessions

Fans: Albion supporters should use turnstiles A & B

Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion

Next meeting: Clyde v Stirling Albion – 25/03/17

Our next game: Stirling Albion v Montrose – 04/02/17