We kick off a big week in our season with a trip to Bayview on Saturday to face second-placed East Fife before welcoming Clyde to Forthbank on Tuesday.
Stuart McLaren then takes his team south to Annan next weekend but the immediate focus is the game against in-form East Fife, who have taken 16 points from the last 18 available.
Team news: Full-back Kevin McKinlay and midfielder Craig Comrie remain out but Willie Robertson has shrugged off a knock picked up in the 2-1 win against Berwick Rangers last week and is fit to play. U20 top scorer Ross Kavanagh and winger Moses Olanrewaju could be included in the squad.
Past meetings: This will be our third visit of the season to Bayview – we drew 1-1 there in Ladbrokes League 2 in early October before a 0-0 stalemate in the Scottish Cup later that month. We edged the replay 1-0 thanks to a Steven Doris free-kick but Gary Naysmith’s men were deserved 3-1 winners at Forthbank on Boxing Day when Nathan Austin hit a hat-trick. He joined Falkirk last month but was immediately loaned back to East Fife and has netted 17 league goals this season.
Opponents: East Fife started the season well then hit a slump in the autumn but they are now on an excellent run of results and are just two points behind leaders Elgin City. The Methil men are six points ahead of us in the table although we have two games in hand. East Fife’s home league record is seven wins, two draws and four defeats and they go into the game on the back of a 2-1 home victory over Arbroath.
Last five league form: East Fife WWWDW Stirling Albion LDDWW
Admission: Adults £13, Seniors £10, U16s £5, Parent & Child £16
Referee: Scott Millar
Catering: Steak pies are recommended
Distance: Variety of routes but just under 50 miles from Stirling to Methil
Twitter: Updates available @Stirling_Albion
Next meeting: Stirling Albion v East Fife – 19/03/16
Our next game: Stirling Albion v Clyde – 23/02/16