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Edinburgh City preview

Edinburgh City preview

Stirling Albion head for the capital on Saturday to take on Edinburgh City in our final away match of 2016/17, having not lost on our travels since the end of January.

Gary Jardine’s side have taken seven points from the last nine and will be looking to sign off on a high from their current base – City will be groundsharing with Spartans at Ainslie Park for the next three seasons while Meadowbank is being redeveloped.

Team news: Sean Dickson’s knee injury picked up in training ahead of the 2-2 draw at Elgin is not as serious as was first feared but he will miss what’s left of this season. Willie Robertson has returned to training but is unlikely to be risked this weekend while Ross Smith, Frazer Wright, Jack McCue and Andy Little remain on the sidelines.

Previous meetings: Edinburgh City’s first point of the season came in a 1-1 draw at Forthbank in September when Ross McMillan’s opener was cancelled out by a late Ross Allum strike. Ouzy See and Dougie Gair got the goals when we slumped to a 2-0 defeat – and the bottom of the table – at Meadowbank Stadium on December 10. Ross Kavanagh’s early goal earned us a 1-0 win at the end of February and set Dave Mackay’s men on a run of six straight victories.

Opponents: Edinburgh City are seventh in the table, one place and six points below the Binos. The Lowland League champions secured their SPFL status by beating Annan 2-0 last weekend and haven’t lost at home since January. Their most recent outing at Meadowbank Stadium was a 1-1 draw with Cowdenbeath, which they followed by beating Arbroath 1-0 at Gayfield.

Referee: Gavin Ross

Admission: £12 adults, £6 concessions, U12s £2

Weather forecast: Should be dry

Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion

Our next game: Stirling Albion v Arbroath – 06/05/17

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… read more

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