Berwick V Stirling at Shielfield Park : Match Preview

21 September 2012 04:01
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Duo missing for Rangers Berwick will have to do without Marc Lancaster and Dene Droudge as they welcome Stirling to Shielfield Park. Lancaster is struggling with a back injury while Droudge has a knee problem. But there is some good news for boss Ian Little as Stuart Noble has recovered from a hamstring problem. Little said: "We played well in spells last week but we did not defend well enough to win the game. We are still scoring goals with a pleasing aspect of our play but if we are to meet our aspirations to be in the top half of the table then we need to play better at the back." "Stirling are on a disappointing run at the moment and will be going all out to change that so we will have to work hard to win." Stirling make the trip without suspended striker Scott Davidson. The 20-year-old starts a two-match ban following his red card in the 3-1 defeat to East Stirling last weekend. Manager Greig McDonald is also without injured quartet David McClune, Kieran McAnespie, Bradley Coyne and Shaun Fagan. McClune is still struggling with a calf problem while McAnespie and Coyne remain sidelined through injury. Player/coach Shaun Fagan is back in training after six months out but the game comes too soon for him as he builds up his fitness. Stirling boss McDonald hopes to see his side bounce back from four consecutive defeats. "We are on a disappointing run but I cannot fault the commitment of the players," he said. "Berwick will be disappointed after losing to Montrose so this game will be won by the side who bounces back the most."

Source: PA