Stirling Albion are at home to Brechin City on Tuesday evening, kick-off 7.45pm, as we play the final match of our Betfred Cup Group A campaign.
We lost 4-1 at Falkirk on matchday one but held Inverness CT to a 0-0 draw, before losing on penalties, then beat Forfar 3-1 at Station Park. Brechin lost their opener 3-0 at ICT but defeated Forfar in a shoot-out following a 1-1 draw last midweek and host Falkirk on Saturday.
Format: A reminder that all drawn games in the group stage go straight to penalties, with the winners receiving a bonus point.
Team news: Binos boss Dave Mackay has made three changes, then five, in our recent Betfred Cup ties and may again freshen up the side. Striker Andy Little is still sidelined and midfielder Willie Robertson is a doubt after missing the Forfar match due to injury.
Previous meetings: We also met Brechin in last season’s Betfred Cup and were unfortunate to lose 2-1 at Glebe Park, with Alan Trouten scoring a late winner after Blair Henderson’s penalty had cancelled out Ally Love’s opener. City are making their first visit to Forthbank since February 2015 when an Alan Trouten spot-kick earned them a 1-0 victory.
Opponents: Darren Dods led Brechin to the Championship for the first time in more than a decade thanks to dramatic penalty shoot-out wins over Raith Rovers then Alloa in the play-offs. Former Albion striker Isaac Layne is among their summer signings, which also include Livingston defender Sean Crighton and Queen’s Park centre-half Ryan McGeever.
Referee: Alan Newlands
Admission: Adults £10, concessions £5, U16s free
Fans: Only the West Stand will be open
Season tickets: Available for collection, and to buy, in the Forthbank foyer before the game but valid for league matches only.
Programme: Betfred Cup double issue again on sale, priced £2
Weather: Looking good!
Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion
Our next game: Stenhousemuir v Stirling Albion – 05/08/17