We head for Hampden Park on Saturday to take on Queen’s Park in a must-win game if we are to have any chance of keeping our slim play-off hopes alive.
The Binos make the journey to Glasgow on the back of a 3-0 home win over East Stirlingshire but we haven’t won on our travels since beating Montrose 3-1 at Links Park on December 12.
Team news: Defender Scot Buist is the only absentee after suffering a recurrence of his hamstring injury against East Fife a fortnight ago. Midfielder Willie Robertson returns after a one-match ban but full-back Lee Hamilton has joined Bo’ness United on loan for the rest of the season.
Opponents: Queen’s Park are a point outside the play-offs – they are one place and six points above us in the table. Gus MacPherson’s men have the best defensive record in Ladbrokes League 2 by some distance and go into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw at leaders East Fife. Since the turn of the year, they have won four, drawn seven and lost two of their 13 matches.
Past meetings: Queen’s Park won 2-1 at Forthbank in September when on-loan Celtic youngster Anthony Ralston got the winner after John Carter’s opener had been cancelled out by Steven Doris. Carter got the only goal midway through the second half at Hampden in November and it ended 0-0 at Forthbank in January.
Last five league form: Queen’s Park DDLWD Stirling Albion WLLLW
Referee: Colin Steven
Admission: Adults £12, Concessions £2
Distance: Journey of around 30 miles from Stirling to Hampden. If you’re on the train the nearest station is Mount Florida, which is a five-minute walk from the stadium.
Weather: Not looking great. Rain forecast
Our next game: Stirling Albion v Elgin City – 09/04/16