Stirling Albion are seeking a third straight win when Annan Athletic visit Forthbank on Saturday.
We have beaten Elgin City and Queen’s Park in the last two matches after losing our first four fixtures in Ladbrokes League 2 this season.
Team news: Midfielder Ronan Hughes, on loan from Hamilton Accies, is likely to be added to the squad. Evan Horne – who is set to sign a contract next week – could again feature as a trialist. Darren Smith remains on the injury list while Darren Barr and Lee Hamilton are also out. Willie Robertson is rated a doubt.
Dave Mackay: “We were very good in the first half against Queen’s Park last week and ground it out in the second half, limiting them to very few chances. That’s two wins and two clean sheets in the last two games – we want to keep that run going and climb the table.”
Past meetings: We lost 3-1 at Galabank in April when Blair Henderson scored a hat-trick but we have an excellent home record against Annan. We’ve notched up seven Forthbank wins on the trot in this fixture, including a 3-0 success when we last met here in February.
Opponents: Annan boss Peter Murphy was named Manager of the Month for August after guiding the Galabankies to three wins and a draw but they have lost their last two games to Clyde and leaders Edinburgh City. Their summer signings included Chris Johnston (Dumbarton), Tommy Muir (Dalbeattie Star), Tony Wallace (East Kilbride), Ross Fergusson (Queen of the South), Max Wright (Clyde) and Kyle Bradley (Rangers, loan).
Referee: Chris Fordyce
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 5 of our new-look programme on sale, priced £2
Lottery: Jackpot is £5,600! Tickets on sale before the game
Weather: Current forecast is bright and breezy. Temp of 12-13C
Twitter: Match updates via @Stirling_Albion
Next meeting: Annan Athletic v Stirling Albion – 17/11/18
Our next game: Albion Rovers v Stirling Albion – 29/09/18