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Albion V Stenhousemuir at Cliftonhill Stadium : Match Preview

04 Mar 2013 15:01:47

Albion V Stenhousemuir at Cliftonhill Stadium : Match Preview

Albion V Stenhousemuir - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Peter back in for Albion

Bottom-club Albion Rovers have Peter Innes available after suspension for what is shaping up to be a must-win game against Stenhousemuir.

Steven Howarth is struggling with a hip injury, Chris Boyle is doubtful due to a hamstring problem and Mick O'Byrne remains sidelined after recent ankle surgery.

Rovers have not picked up a point in their last nine games and manager Todd Lumsden said: "We need a win to spark a run that will give us a chance of catching Stranraer and East Fife.

"The gap is 12 points just now but we are still in there fighting.

"Stenhousemuir are a decent side but we have to go out and battle for the win that will give us a chance of getting enough points on board."

Stenhousemuir striker John Gemmell will be available to face his former club after the Warriors appealed his sending-off in Saturday's 3-3 draw with Brechin.

Not such good news for the Ochilview men is that Kevin McKinlay suffered a calf strain at the weekend and skipper Ross McMillan continues to be out with a similar problem.

Craig Anderson is a doubt after illness.

Manager Martyn Corrigan said: "Having reviewed footage of the game we believe that we have a very strong case for John's red card being overturned. He can play until the panel sit so he is included for Coatbridge.

"Albion Rovers away is always a hard fixture and we are preparing for that to be the case again. To get into the play-offs we have to win games like this."


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