Stirling Albion head for Fife on Saturday to play Cowdenbeath as we look to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Queen’s Park on the opening day.
Kevin Rutkiewicz: “It was disappointing to lose against Queen’s Park but I felt there was nothing in the game. We looked fairly solid throughout but we have got to find a way to create more chances.”
Team news: Skipper Ross McGeachie is suspended after his red card against Queen’s Park and fellow defenders Jordan McGregor and James Creaney are injured. Experienced striker Darryl Duffy became our 15th signing of the summer on Monday, having scored 14 goals for Airdrie last season.
Cowdenbeath: Gary Bollan’s side kicked off their League 2 campaign with a 3-0 defeat at Elgin City last weekend. The Blue Brazil have this summer brought in Craig Barr (Dumbarton), Archie Thomas (Dundee United), Michael Herd (Spartans), Euan Valentine (Raith Rovers), Maciej Dabrowski (Hibernian, loan), Graham Taylor (Edinburgh City), Jacob Glass (Fife Academy) and Mac Whyte (Kirriemuir Thistle).
Past meetings: We won 2-1 on our last visit to Central Park in March thanks to goals from Darren Smith, who was later sent off, and Peter MacDonald. Cowdenbeath won 1-0 at Forthbank in April with a David Cox goal after we had Jordan Allan red carded.
Referee: Peter Stuart
Admission: Adults £13, Seniors 65+ and Under 16s £7
Central Park: As per the normal arrangements, Stirling Albion supporters will be accommodated in the old stand – entry is via the usual High Street turnstiles. Photographic ID may be requested for anyone using the concession gate.
Twitter: Updates available via @Stirling_Albion
Next meeting: Stirling Albion v Cowdenbeath – 26/10/19
Our next game: East Fife v Stirling Albion – 13/08/19 (Caramel Wafer Cup R2)