East Stirling V Elgin at Ochilview Park : Match Preview

16 August 2013 06:33
East Stirling V Elgin - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Triple boost for Shire

East Stirling include Iain Thomson, Scott Maxwell and Max Wright in their ranks for the visit of Elgin after they all shook off knocks to be part of head coach John Coughlin's plans.

Michael Bolochoweckyj has recovered from illness, however knee injuries keep Rhys Devlin and Nathan Shepherd absent while Michael Herd is also sidelined with a groin problem.

Coughlin said: "It was great to win at Queen's Park last week but it would be even better to win this game in front of our fans. We have given ourselves a platform to make a good start and I want us to build on it."

Elgin are without suspended defender Sean Crighton for the clash.

Manager Ross Jack has added the fit-again Darryl McHardy to his squad as well as Georgia's Under-17 international Dachi Khutsishvili, who spent pre-season with the Moray club.

Mark Nicolson remains out due to a stomach muscle injury and skipper David Niven will only be included if the club's medical staff give the go-ahead after he suffered concussion a fortnight ago.

Jack said: "We were below par against Albion last week and paid the price. I am looking for better this week and I want the players to work hard and earn the right to be in charge of the game."

Source: PA

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