Stirling Albion return to action on Saturday when Queen’s Park are our visitors in Ladbrokes League 2.
We are looking to build on our 3-0 victory at Elgin a fortnight ago and earn our first home win since beating Clyde 2-1 at the end of February.
Team news: Last season’s top scorer Darren Smith remains on the sidelines but Darren Barr and Kevin Moon both played for the reserves on Tuesday and should be available. Mark Stewart and Jason Marr could also come into contention but Lee Hamilton is a doubt with a foot problem.
Dave Mackay: “We were excellent in our last game against Elgin but our home form has been nowhere near good enough for a long time and we need to put that right. Queen’s Park will be on a high after their result in Wales last week but we are in a much better frame of mind after the result and performance at Elgin.”
Past meetings: The last meeting between the teams was a 1-1 draw at Hampden in April 2016 when Steven Doris equalised after Chris Duggan had opened the scoring. The most recent Forthbank encounter was a 0-0 draw in January 2016.
Opponents: Queen’s Park are fifth in the table, with two wins, two draws and one defeat so far. Gus MacPherson’s men claimed a notable win away to The New Saints in the IRN-BRU Cup last weekend, knocking out the Welsh champions on penalties to set up a third-round tie against St Mirren Colts. The Spiders made more than a dozen new signings this summer, including Adam Martin (Alloa), Josh Peters (Forfar), Smart Osadolor (Clyde), Jordan Hart (Ayr United) and Scott McLean (Albion Rovers).
Referee: Lloyd Wilson
Admission: Adults £13, Seniors & Students £9, U16s £5, U12s free!
Fans: Only the West Stand will be open. Both sets of supporters should use turnstiles 1 & 2.
Programme: Issue 4 of our new-look programme on sale, priced £2
Lottery: Jackpot is £5,400! Tickets on sale before the game
Weather: Current forecast is for a dry afternoon. Temperature of 14C
Twitter: Match updates via @Stirling_Albion
Next meeting: Queen’s Park v Stirling Albion – 08/12/18
Our next game: Stirling Albion v Annan Athletic – 22/09/18