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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 after being sent off in the 3-1 win at Montrose last week. Midfield trio Calvin Colquhoun, Willie Robertson and Jack McCue remain sidelined through injury, along with skipper Ross McMillan, and the game is likely to come too soon for former Rangers striker Andy Little. However, on-loan Hearts winger Callumn Morrison is set to return to the squad for the first time in 2017.

Previous meetings: We have an excellent record against Annan at Forthbank, winning six of the eight encounters since they joined the SFL in 2008 and losing just once. We came from behind to claim a 3-1 victory in December – Max Wright gave Jim Chapman’s men a first-minute lead from the penalty spot but goals from Darren Smith, Ross McMillan and Dylan Bikey turned things round. We were thumped 4-1 at Galabank in January despite going ahead early on through Blair Henderson.

Opponents: Annan have won five games in a row – four of them by a 1-0 margin – and seven of their last eight matches and trail third-placed Elgin City only on goal difference. The signings of Gavin Skelton and Peter Weatherson have been important while on-loan St Mirren winger Nathan Flanagan is one to watch. The Galabankies haven’t drawn a match since October.

Referee: David Munro

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 Annan supporters should enter via turnstile 3.

Club shop: Open before and after the game

Programme: New edition on sale, priced £2

Lottery: Tickets on sale before the game. Jackpot £2,400!

Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion

Our next game: Clyde v Stirling Albion – 25/03/17

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

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 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 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

Clyde preview

Clyde preview

Stirling Albion return to action on Tuesday evening when we face Clyde in a William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round replay at Broadwood, kick-off 7.45pm. The winners travel to Ayr United in the last 16 on Saturday February 11 and extra time and penalties, if required, will settle Tuesday’s match in the event of a draw.… read more

Annan preview

Annan preview

There are a big few days coming up for Stirling Albion, with a trip to Annan in Ladbrokes League 2 on Saturday followed by a Scottish Cup replay at Clyde on Tuesday, for the right to face Ayr in the last 16. Dave Mackay’s men are seventh in the table, six points outside the play-offs with… read more