It’s part one of a home double header when we welcome Peterhead to Forthbank on Saturday, with Clyde to come in a rearranged fixture on Tuesday.
Kevin Rutkiewicz: “We are under no illusions as to how hard a game this will be but it’s one to look forward to. It’s a chance for the players to put a maker down – there were some good spells at Elgin and some not so good but we are capable of causing Peterhead problems.”
Team news: Long-term absentees Lee Hamilton and Kevin Moon again miss out and striker Peter MacDonald is unlikely to feature after picking up a hamstring injury against Albion Rovers 10 days ago. Evan Horne and Jordan McGregor came off at Elgin last weekend after suffering knocks but should be available.
Opponents: Peterhead are second in the table, one point behind Edinburgh City and two in front of Clyde. They beat Queen’s Park 2-1 at Balmoor last weekend and host Cowdenbeath on Tuesday. Their away record this season is eight wins, one draw and two defeats, with 27 goals scored in the process. Shane Sutherland joined from Elgin in January, with Russell McLean moving to Montrose.
Past meetings: We were 2-0 winners at Balmoor in the Betfred Cup in July but Peterhead won by the same score at Forthbank in August and the Blue Toon claimed a 4-1 victory in December. Jim McInally’s men have won on their last four visits to Stirling without conceding a goal.
Referee: Graham Beaton
Admission: Adults £13, Seniors & Students £9, U16s £5, U12s free
Club shop: Open before and after the game and even at half-time!
Lottery: Jackpot now £10,000! Tickets on sale before the game
Programme: Latest issue of The Albion on sale, price £2
Weather: Balmy! Forecast is for 12 – 13C and sunny spells
Twitter: Match updates via @Stirling_Albion
Next meeting: Peterhead v Stirling Albion – 27/04/19
Our next game: Stirling Albion v Clyde – 26/02/19