Stirling Albion’s unbeaten away record is on the line against Berwick Rangers at Shielfield on Saturday as we return to action for the first time since the 1-1 draw at Clyde on November 11.
It’s the first game in a big week for Dave Mackay’s men, who host Peterhead in a rearranged fixture on Tuesday and welcome Cowdenbeath to Forthbank next weekend.
Team news: Andy Little remains a long-term absentee and left-back Steven Noble is out until January with a thigh injury. Liam Caddis and Scott Davidson are expected to be available and on-loan St Johnstone defender Cammy Thomson could make his debut. Ross Smith is back in training and Peter MacDonald has a chance of making the bench but the game comes too soon for skipper Willie Robertson.
Previous meetings: A Darren Smith double helped us ease to a 4-0 win over Berwick at Forthbank in August and Smith got the only goal on our last visit to Shielfield in April. Dylan Bikey’s double in a midweek match 12 months ago wasn’t enough to prevent us slipping to a 3-2 defeat.
Opponents: Berwick parted company with manager John Coughlin after the 5-1 home defeat to Annan in August and Robbie Horn was his replacement. The Borderers lost 5-1 at Elgin last weekend while their last home game was a 1-1 draw against Edinburgh City. Berwick are seventh in the table, five points outside the play-off places. Their home record is three wins, one draw and two defeats.
Referee: Scott Lambie
Admission: £12 for adults, £7 for concessions (seniors, students, unemployed)
Weather: Should stay dry and (relatively!) less cold than it’s been
Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion
Distance: It’s around 95 miles from Stirling to Shielfield
Next meeting: Stirling Albion v Berwick Rangers – 06/01/18
Our next game: Stirling Albion v Peterhead – 05/12/17