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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

Cowdenbeath preview

Cowdenbeath preview

Stirling Albion welcome Cowdenbeath to Forthbank on Saturday in what is a vital game for both teams. We go into the match four points outside the play-offs after a run of seven wins in eight games while the Blue Brazil are battling to avoid a potential decider against East Kilbride or the Highland League champions… read more

Berwick preview

Berwick preview

Stirling Albion head across the border on Saturday to take on Berwick Rangers at Shielfield as we aim to bounce back from last weekend’s 3-0 home defeat to Forfar. We are sixth in the Ladbrokes League 2 table, six points outside the top six with five matches to play. Team news: Ross McGeachie and Sean… read more

Forfar preview

Forfar preview

Stirling Albion are aiming to make it seven victories on the trot after beating Clyde 3-2 at Broadwood last weekend when we welcome Ladbrokes League 2 leaders Forfar Athletic to Forthbank on Saturday. Dave Mackay’s men are currently on the best winning run of any team in the SPFL and this is the club’s longest… read more

Clyde preview

Clyde preview

Stirling Albion make the short journey to Broadwood on Saturday to play Clyde as we seek a sixth straight win for the first time since 2006/07. We are unbeaten in seven matches since losing to Montrose on February 4 and have conceded just one goal in the five-match winning run, with our most recent victory… read more

Annan preview

Annan preview

It’s a meeting of two in-form teams at Forthbank on Saturday. We have won our last four matches to climb to fifth in the Ladbrokes League 2 table but are 10 points behind an Annan side who occupy the final play-off place after five victories on the spin. Team news: Right-back Liam Caddis is suspended… read more

Montrose preview

Montrose preview

Stirling Albion head for Links Park to play Montrose on Saturday on the back of three straight wins and shut-outs. Another victory would see Dave Mackay’s men leapfrog Stewart Petrie’s side and go fifth in the table as the final quarter of the season begins. Team news: Ross McMillan, Willie Robertson, Jack McCue, Andy Little,… read more

Cowdenbeath preview

Cowdenbeath preview

Stirling Albion head for Central Park on Saturday to play Cowdenbeath. Dave Mackay’s men are aiming to make it three wins in the space of a week after 1-0 victories over Edinburgh City and Elgin City at Forthbank lifted us to sixth place in Ladbrokes League 2. Team news: On-loan Rangers winger Josh Jeffries is available… read more

Elgin City preview

Elgin City preview

Stirling Albion play their second home game in the space of four days when Elgin City visit Forthbank on Tuesday, kick-off 7.45pm, in a fixture that was rearranged from January 21 due to our Scottish Cup tie with Clyde. We are aiming to make it four matches without defeat following draws at home to Berwick… read more

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.… read more