East Stirling V Stirling at Ochilview Park : Match Preview

04 September 2015 03:31
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Craig Tully targets clinical performance in Stirling derby

East Stirling welcome near neighbours Stirling Albion with the Shire again missing Ross Gilmour and Chris Townsley through foot and knee injuries respectively.

Head coach Craig Tully is looking for his men to add goals and keep concentration after an inconsistent start to the season which has seen them alternate between winning and losing.

He explained: "Last Saturday against Clyde we created chances however we never turned them into goals. We then lost goals at bad times as we had switched off and that combination saw us go down 3-1.

"We will be under pressure in this game as Stirling will really want that first win so we have to ensure that we are extremely clinical in everything we do."

Stirling Albion include new loan signing from St Johnstone Kyle Lander however Greg Hurst has travelled in the opposite direction and Jon-Paul McGovern joined Clyde this week.

Craig Beattie remains out with a hamstring injury and Darren Smith is not yet over a knee problem with Steven Doris rated as doubtful.

French defender Aurelien Mazel has been added with assistant manager Martyn Corrigan saying: "We are still searching for that elusive first win and hopefully we can get it against East Stirling.

"We deserved better than the 1-0 defeat from Elgin last Saturday and we will look to put that right this weekend."

Source: PAR