Kevin Rutkiewicz’s side are seeking a third successive away win when we head for Annan on Saturday following our recent victories at Stenhousemuir and Albion Rovers.

Team news: Midfielder Kevin Nicoll is available after a one-match ban and goalkeeper Nicky Hogarth is in line to make his debut after joining on loan from Rangers last week. Keepers Blair Currie and Cammy Binnie are both out, as is left-back Jordan Lowdon.

Opponents: Annan Athletic are fourth in League 2, four points ahead of us in the table. Peter Murphy’s men are looking to bounce back from a 4-0 home defeat to Elgin but are generally strong at Galabank and thrashed Cove 6-1 in November. Their last draw in League 2 was against Stirling in September. Annan will have Tommy Muir back from suspension but Christian Nade is still banned.

Past meetings: It was 0-0 at Galabank in September but we ran out 2-0 winners at Forthbank in November. We are without a win at Annan since the memorable 5-3 victory in the play-offs in May 2014 but six of the nine visits since have ended in draws, including the last three.

Referee: David Dickinson

Admission: Adults £12, Concessions £6

Galabank: Fans are close to the action, either in the stand or behind the goal. Catering tends to be good.

Weather: Looking like a dry, bright day. Temperatures around 5C.

Twitter: The usual updates will be available @Stirling_Albion

Next meeting: Stirling Albion v Annan Athletic – 14/03/20

Our next game: Stirling Albion v Elgin City – 25/01/20