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Edinburgh City preview

Edinburgh City preview

Stirling Albion begin a big week with a home game on Saturday against an Edinburgh City side one point and one place below us in the Ladbrokes League 2 table.

We face Elgin City in a rearranged fixture at Forthbank on Tuesday evening then travel to Central Park to face bottom club Cowdenbeath next weekend.

Team news: Our injury problems continue, with central defenders Ross McMillan and Frazer Wright ruled out. Midfielders Willie Robertson and Jack McCue are also sidelined, as is on-loan Hearts winger Callumn Morrison.

Previous meetings: It finished 1-1 at Forthbank in September when we paid the price for missing some good chances. Ross McMillan opened the scoring but Ross Allum equalised late on for City. The Lowland League champions coasted to a 2-0 victory at Meadowbank in December thanks to goals from Ouzy See and Dougie Gair – a result that saw us drop to the foot of the table.

Opponents: Gary Jardine’s men took time to find their feet in the SPFL and had to wait until November for their first win, which sparked a fine run of form. However, since winning at Berwick on Hogmanay, City have lost four of their six games, drawing the other two. They were denied a win over Montrose last weekend when Josh Walker’s goal was cancelled out in the last minute.

Referee: Kevin Graham

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

Fans: Only the West Stand will be open. Albion fans should use turnstiles 1 & 2 and Edinburgh City supporters enter via turnstile 3.

Weather forecast: Not great!

Club shop: Open before and after the game.

Programme: February edition again on sale, priced £2

Lottery: Tickets on sale before the game. Jackpot £1,800!

Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion

Next meeting: Edinburgh City v Stirling Albion – 29/04/17

Our next game: Stirling Albion v Elgin City – 28/02/17

Arbroath reaction

Arbroath reaction

Stirling Albion manager Dave Mackay felt a draw was about right after it ended 1-1 at a blustery Gayfield. Darren Smith gave us the lead with his sixth goal of the season early in the second half but Steven Doris hauled Arbroath level soon after. Both sides had chances to win it in the closing… read more

Arbroath 1 Stirling 1

Arbroath 1 Stirling 1

Darren Smith’s sixth goal of the season earned us a welcome point at Gayfield and the performance merited a share of the spoils. Smith gave us the lead in 58 minutes when his shot (cross?!) went in off the far post, with Connor McLaren having created the opportunity following a good run down the left.… read more

Arbroath preview

Arbroath preview

Stirling Albion head for Gayfield on Saturday to play Arbroath in Ladbrokes League 2. We go into the game on the back of a 2-2 draw with Berwick Rangers and are eighth in the table, just ahead of Edinburgh City and four points clear of bottom club Cowdenbeath, who have two games in hand. Team… read more

Berwick reaction

Berwick reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay praised his side for battling back to draw 2-2 with Berwick Rangers at Forthbank but admits the visitors should have been out of sight. Lee Hamilton and Aaron Murrell had Berwick two goals ahead at the break but trialist Aiden Malone got one back with four minutes left and Sean Dickson… read more

Stirling 2 Berwick 2

Stirling 2 Berwick 2

Two goals in a dramatic last four minutes earned Stirling Albion an unlikely point at a freezing Forthbank in a game Berwick should have won. John Coughlin’s men were completely in control at the break thanks to goals from Lee Hamilton and Aaron Murrell and, although we had more of the ball in the second… read more

Berwick preview

Berwick preview

Saturday 9.00am update – there are no issues with the pitch and it’s very much GAME ON against Berwick Rangers today. It’s another big game for Stirling Albion on Saturday as we welcome Berwick Rangers to Forthbank. Dave Mackay’s men are bidding to bounce back from recent defeats to Annan and Montrose while the Borderers… read more

Montrose reaction

Montrose reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay could return to the transfer market in the wake of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Montrose at Forthbank, which capped a miserable week. Blair Henderson gave us an early lead with a penalty but Chris Templeman equalised and Graham Webster converted an 81st-minute spot-kick to complete the comeback as we slipped to… read more

Stirling 1 Montrose 2

Stirling 1 Montrose 2

Montrose came behind to move to within a point of the play-offs as we slipped to second from bottom of the Ladbrokes League 2 table. Blair Henderson gave us an early lead with a penalty but Chris Templeman equalised and Graham Webster grabbed a late winner from the spot. It took Montrose’s good run to… read more

Montrose preview

Montrose preview

We begin our February fixtures with a vital home game against Montrose on Saturday, as we bid to bounce back from defeats at Annan and Clyde. Three of our four matches this month are at Forthbank and we go into the weekend seventh in the table, three points above bottom club Cowdenbeath and five behind… read more