A very warm welcome to everyone representing Albion Rovers and indeed our own supporters, as for the first time in a very long time we see a return to something approaching “normal” at least as far as the location of spectators is concerned.
Restrictions in respect of players, coaches and match officials still remain in place and to facilitate this we have moved our “Red Zone” to the East Stand for at least as long as the restrictions remain in place.
Elsewhere in today’s programme, you will find an article from our major sponsor that provides context to their re-branding. We are deeply indebted to M&G for their continuing support which extends back, for those old enough to remember, to the days of Scottish Amicable!
We are slowly but surely remobilising our Community Engagement on the back of a successful summer of Holiday Camps in Balfron, Dunblane and at Forthbank itself and very soon we will be in a position to announce a major step forward in our capacity to enhance our commitment to engaging with the Stirling and surrounding communities. Look out for details on the Official Website and our social media channels in early September.
Finally, no one at Forthbank is denying that the two league performances prior to last Saturday’s excellent away win at Stranraer fell well short of the standard everyone at the Club expects and indeed demands. There are no excuses but I would ask that supporters are understanding of the reality, that as Covid continues to impact on clubs across Scotland, there will be instances of players missing and/or recovering from infection and/or self isolation that a) we aren’t going to publicise and b) are likely to impact on their and consequently the team’s ability to perform at an optimum level.
In common with John Daly, Supporters Liaison Director, I’m always willing to engage with anyone who wishes to discuss anything pertaining to Stirling Albion at any time. You know how to contact me… firstname.lastname@example.org
C’mon The Binos!