• Date: Sat 19 January 2013
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Stair Park

Stranraer vs Arbroath

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Head to Head
Stranraer 21-Nov-2012
Arbroath 11-Aug-2012
Stranraer 25-Apr-2009
Arbroath 14-Feb-2009
Stranraer 22-Nov-2008
Arbroath 27-Sep-2008

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Moore injury woe for the Blues

Stranraer striker Michael Moore looks set to miss the home clash with Arbroath due to a hamstring injury.

But Armand One will be available to start in his place after coming through a substitute appearance last week against Stenhousemuir unscathed following a hamstring problem of his own.

The Blues are looking for revenge on the Red Lichties following an injury-time 2-1 defeat at Gayfield back in November.

Stair Park boss Stephen Aitken said: "That game was heart-breaking as I was disappointed when I thought we were only getting a draw.

"To lose really hurt and hopefully we can put things right in this meeting.

"They are reshaping their squad, so I'm not sure who we will face, but we're looking forward to the challenge."

Arbroath manager Paul Sheerin will not finalise his team until Saturday lunchtime as he is awaiting international clearance for new signing Ross Chisholm from his last club in Bulgaria.

Goalkeeper Scott Morrison remains sidelined with a wrist injury, but former Dundee striker Graham Bayne, signed this week from Wick Academy, is included and ready to lead the Gayfield side's attack.

Sheerin said: "I believe the wheels are turning at Ross's last club and we're hopeful that he can play at Stranraer.

"They have picked up a lot under Stephen Aitken and we need to find the consistency that will take us into the play-offs.

"We squeezed out a win in our last meeting and I will be happy to do so again."

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