• Scottish Division 1
  • Date: Sat 19 January 2013
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Stair Park

Stranraer vs Arbroath


Form Guide - Scottish Division 1

Stranraer

L W D L L L W D

Arbroath

L D W W L L D L
Head to Head
Arbroath
2-1
Stranraer 21-Nov-2012
Stranraer
1-1
Arbroath 11-Aug-2012
Arbroath
2-0
Stranraer 25-Apr-2009
Stranraer
1-5
Arbroath 14-Feb-2009
Arbroath
1-0
Stranraer 22-Nov-2008
Stranraer
2-2
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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Scottish Division 1 table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Livingston 14 16 30
2 Airdrieonians 15 6 29
3 Brechin 14 3 25
4 Alloa 14 11 24
5 Queen's Park 15 -7 20
6 Albion 14 0 18
7 Peterhead 15 -6 18
8 Stranraer 14 -5 16
9 East Fife 14 -1 13
10 Stenhousemuir 13 -17 9

Full Scottish Division 1 Table