Albion V East Stirling at Cliftonhill Stadium : Match Preview

02 December 2013 03:01
Albion V East Stirling - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Dunlop studying for Albion clash

Albion look set to be without Ross Dunlop due to university commitments as they come back to earth against East Stirling.

The Coatbridge side, who knocked Premiership Motherwell out of the William Hill Scottish Cup at the weekend, could be set for further changes as Barry Russell, Ciaran Donnelly and Liam Cusack all picked up knocks in Saturday's 1-0 shock win.

On-loan Ayr United striker Mark Shankland returns, however Peter Innes (leg), Kevin Nicoll (knee) and Pat Walker (ankle) all remain out.

Manager James Ward said: "We cannot spend any more time reflecting on the Motherwell game as we need to start getting points on board."

Deposed long-term leaders East Stirling are again missing Iain Thomson through illness as they look to grab a first win in five games.

Paul Quinn also remains out with an ankle problem with Nathan Shepherd (knee) and Max Wright (hamstring) also absent with Michael Herd a major doubt.

Head coach John Coughlin said: "Albion achieved a terrific result at the weekend and will want to follow that up straight away by winning in the league. We have dropped down a few places but a win in this game gets us right back into things.

"They will be confident but we are looking to bring them back down to earth."

Source: PA