Stirling Albion play their final home game of 2014 on Saturday when promotion-chasing Morton visit Forthbank. We lost 3-2 to Peterhead in our last Forthbank fixture but performed well away to Forfar and Ayr United and were unfortunate to take only one point out of six.
Team news: Midfielder Willie Robertson should be available after illness kept him out of last week’s 2-2 draw at Ayr. Darren Lee Smith remains sidelined with a knee injury but striker Lewis Coult, whose last game was against Morton in October, is edging closer to a return.
Opponents: Morton are third in the table, five points behind joint leaders Stranraer and Forfar after losing 1-0 at home to Peterhead last weekend. The Greenock side have been inconsistent on their travels, winning three times but losing on five occasions. Jim Duffy was named Manager of the Month for November, a month during which Morton had a 100% record in the league. On-loan Aberdeen striker Declan McManus is their top scorer, with seven goals in 17 League 1 appearances.
Past meetings: Andy Barrowman and David McNeil got the goals when Morton won 2-0 at Cappielow on October 11. The last Forthbank meeting ended in a 3-2 victory for the Binos in May 2011. Stephen Stirling scored twice as we halted a 25-match winless run on the final day of the Division One campaign. Morton won the other game at Forthbank that season thanks to a late Brian Graham strike.
Referee: Craig Charleston
Admission: Adults £13, Seniors & Students £8, U17s £5, U12s FREE!
Magazine: Another chance to buy the December issue, priced £3
Lottery: Tickets on sale before the game. Jackpot is £1,750.
Weather: It’s going to be a cold one!
Club shop: Find us in the West Stand. Open before and after the game – perfect chance to spend your Christmas money!
Twitter: Updates will be available @Stirling_Albion
Other League 1 fixtures: Airdrie v Ayr United, Brechin City v Dunfermline, Peterhead v Forfar, Stranraer v Stenhousemuir
Our next game: Stenhousemuir v Stirling Albion – 03/01/15
Next game v Morton: Cappielow – 07/02/15