Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay admits he can’t wait for the Ladbrokes League 2 season to get under way.
The Binos make the short trip to Ochilview on Saturday to face relegated Stenhousemuir on the back of three impressive performances in the Betfred Cup.
He said: “I like the format of the Betfred Cup and, after a poor performance at Falkirk, we have to be pleased with seven points from nine against teams ranked higher than us.
“The real stuff starts on Saturday, though, and we want to get off to a good start. It’s going to be very hard to pick a team because the boys have done so well in the past few games – we made several changes against Inverness, Forfar and Brechin and it didn’t affect the performance level.
“Unfortunately, Ross Cameron picked up an ankle injury when we lost 1-0 to Queen’s Park in a closed-door game on Saturday so he will miss out.
“One or two others picked up knocks in that game so we will see how they are at training on Tuesday but the good thing about the squad is that we have strength in depth and I’m not sure you could say that last season. No-one is guaranteed a place in the starting XI and that keeps people on their toes.
“It’s a derby match on Saturday and everyone is looking forward to it. It’s going to be a tough game as Stenhousemuir will be one of the favourites but we showed in the Betfred Cup what we are capable of.”