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Cowdenbeath preview

Cowdenbeath preview

Stirling Albion welcome Cowdenbeath to Forthbank on Saturday in what is a vital game for both teams.

We go into the match four points outside the play-offs after a run of seven wins in eight games while the Blue Brazil are battling to avoid a potential decider against East Kilbride or the Highland League champions to preserve their SPFL status.

Team news: Midfield pair Willie Robertson and Jack McCue and central defenders Ross Smith and Frazer Wright are again ruled out and they are joined on the sidelines by striker Andy Little, who suffered a serious head injury at training on Tuesday.

Previous meetings: Home advantage hasn’t counted for much in this fixture this season. We were 2-0 winners at Central Park in October and it was the same score when we travelled to Fife in March – Ross Smith and Sean Dickson got the goals after Dale Carrick’s penalty was saved by Chris Smith. Cowdenbeath deservedly beat us 2-1 at Forthbank on Hogmanay and have won on four of their last five visits to Forthbank, drawing the other game.

Opponents: Cowdenbeath are three points adrift of Clyde at the foot of the Ladbrokes League 2 table after drawing 1-1 at Edinburgh City last weekend but have lost only two of their past seven matches since Gary Locke replaced Liam Fox as manager last month. The Blue Brazil finish with home games against Arbroath and Forfar before a trip to Elgin on the final day.

Referee: Scott Millar

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

Fans: Only the West Stand will be open. Turnstiles 1 & 2 for Stirling Albion fans.
Cowdenbeath supporters should use turnstile 3.

Club shop: Open before and after the game. Find us in the West Stand

Programme: April edition again on sale, priced £2

Lottery: Tickets on sale before the game. Jackpot £3,200

Weather forecast: Not as warm as it was at Berwick last week!

Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion

Our next game: Elgin City v Stirling Albion – 22/04/17