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Elgin City preview

Elgin City preview

Stirling Albion head for Borough Briggs on Saturday to play Elgin City, aiming to bounce back from last week’s 3-0 home defeat to bottom club Cowdenbeath.

We are seeking our fifth straight away win and are currently sixth in Ladbrokes League 2, four points behind fourth-placed Elgin with games against Edinburgh City and Arbroath to come.

Team news: Central defenders Ross Smith and Frazer Wright, midfielders Willie Robertson and Jack McCue, and striker Andy Little are all ruled out due to injury.

Previous meetings: We won 4-1 in the Betfred Cup at Forthbank in July but Elgin thrashed us 4-0 in September in Stuart McLaren’s last match in charge. Jamie Mills was the unlikely matchwinner as Dave Mackay’s first game as boss produced a dramatic 3-2 victory at Borough Briggs in November. Sean Dickson scored late on as we edged a tight midweek game 1-0 at the end of February.

Opponents: Elgin City are fourth in the table but are only a point ahead of Montrose after nine games without a victory. Jim Weir’s men have been hampered by the loss of top scorer Shane Sutherland due to injury and lost 3-2 at Clyde on Saturday. They have drawn their last four home matches in a row.

Referee: Ryan Milne

Admission: £12 adults, £7 concessions. Stand £2 extra

Distance: It’s 158 miles from Stirling to Elgin

Weather forecast: Feeling cold, showers possible

Catering: Usually excellent

Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion

Our next game: Edinburgh City v Stirling Albion – 29/04/17