Annan Athletic V East Stirling at Galabank Stadium : Match Preview

15 April 2016 03:34
Annan Athletic V East Stirling - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Problems mount for Annan

Annan have injury and suspension concerns as they prepare for the visit of bottom club East Stirling.

Matty Flynn will serve the second game of a ban and Jordan Morton remains out with a back problem while Steven Black and Ryan McStay are doubts with knocks.

Ahead of the match at Galabank Annan boss Jim Chapman said: "Our win over Arbroath last weekend means that being involved in the play-offs is in our hands. If we win this game we stay there and that is the same for the two games that come afterwards.

"East Stirling will finish bottom however they will be looking to regroup and be ready for their own play-offs. They will want to go into them on a high so they will be dangerous opponents."

The Shire, who will fight for senior survival against either Lowland League Champions Edinburgh City or Highland League winners Cove Rangers, are without the suspended Ross Fisher.

Ross Gilmour and Neil McCabe are available after injury but John Fraser and Michael Wallace are struggling to be fit for Craig Tully's team.

"Our fate was sealed last weekend and we have to deal with that," said head coach Tully. "We have not been playing that badly but losing bad goals and not taking chances has hurt us.

"We have to build confidence in the squad by winning games. Annan will come out looking to keep their play-off place and we have to stand up to that."

Source: PAR