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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 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

Clyde preview

Clyde preview

It’s Scottish Cup fourth-round day on Saturday as we welcome League 2 rivals Clyde to Forthbank, with both sides bidding for a place in Sunday’s last-16 draw. We have knocked out Linlithgow Rose and Wick Academy so far and have made a good start to 2017, with a win over Clyde and a draw away… read more

Forfar preview

Forfar preview

Stirling Albion head for Station Park on Saturday to play leaders Forfar Athletic as we look to build on last week’s 3-0 home win over Clyde. In an incredibly tight division, Dave Mackay’s men are only four points off the play-offs and two above bottom club Cowdenbeath. Forfar’s artificial pitch should hopefully ensure that the… read more

Clyde preview

Clyde preview

We play our first match of 2017 when Clyde visit Forthbank on Saturday. We are bidding to bounce back from last week’s 2-1 loss to Cowdenbeath while the Bully Wee were beaten 3-2 by Annan. Binos boss Dave Mackay has added midfielder Willie Robertson to his squad while winger Connor McLaren has joined on loan… read more

Cowdenbeath preview

Cowdenbeath preview

Stirling Albion end the year with a home game against Cowdenbeath on Hogmanay, with kick-off at the earlier time of 2.00pm. Saturday’s match marks the halfway stage of the campaign and it’s a big game for both clubs – we are two points and two places ahead of Liam Fox’s side in the Ladbrokes League… read more