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Leighton Mcintosh is brought on as a substitute for Leigh Griffiths.
Corner taken left-footed by Craig Forsyth from the right by-line, clearance by Martyn Corrigan.
Craig Forsyth takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Greig McDonald.
Booking for Rhys Weston.
Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Scott Christie makes a save. Craig Forsyth takes the outswinging corner, clearance by John Kane.
Inswinging corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell.
Gordon Smith fouled by Craig Forsyth, the ref awards a free kick. Paul McHale restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stephen O'Donnell, Greig McDonald manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Forsyth, save by Scott Christie.
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell, clearance made by John Kane.
The offside flag is raised against Gordon Smith. Robert Douglas restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Paul McHale, clearance by Gary Harkins.
Craig Forsyth takes a shot. Save by Scott Christie.
Nicholas Riley goes off and Johnny Stewart comes on.
Nathan Taggart joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sylvano Comvalius.
Stephen O'Donnell produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
Scott Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins. Free kick taken by Craig McKeown.
The referee penalises Andrew Gibson for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Douglas.
The official flags Nicholas Riley offside. Scott Christie takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gordon Smith by Stephen O'Donnell. Paul McHale takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen O'Donnell, Scott Christie makes a save.
Leigh Griffiths finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee 2-0 Stirling.
Corner taken by Craig Forsyth from the right by-line, Close range header by Sean Higgins goes over the crossbar.
Foul by Craig McKeown on Gordon Smith, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sylvano Comvalius. Sylvano Comvalius challenges Matthew Lockwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Craig McKeown.
Stephen O'Donnell scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dundee 1-0 Stirling.
Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Scott Christie makes a save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Forsyth, Sylvano Comvalius manages to make a clearance. Unfair challenge on Leigh Griffiths by Brian Allison results in a free kick. Leigh Griffiths has an effort direct from the free kick.
Effort from long distance by Craig Forsyth goes wide right of the goal.
Jerome Heeking takes a shot. Save by Robert Douglas.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Allison on Sean Higgins. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Craig Forsyth from right wing, Scott Christie makes a save.
The official flags Sylvano Comvalius offside. Free kick taken by Robert Douglas.
Nicholas Riley takes a shot. Save by Scott Christie.
Nicholas Riley takes a shot. Scott Christie makes a save.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Christoper Aitken, Brian Allison takes a shot. Save made by Robert Douglas.
Unfair challenge on Jerome Heeking by Gary Harkins results in a free kick. Christoper Aitken crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Gary Harkins makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gordon Smith by Craig McKeown. Free kick crossed right-footed by Christoper Aitken, Gary Harkins manages to make a clearance.
Effort from the edge of the box by Sylvano Comvalius goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Brown on Nicholas Riley. Free kick taken by Gary Irvine.
Corner taken by Christoper Aitken, Gordon Smith takes a shot. Save by Robert Douglas.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Christoper Aitken, clearance made by Craig McKeown.
The match begins.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The game restarts for the second half.
The referee ends the match.
Smith: I want a victory
Dundee's interim manager Barry Smith wants his side to head into Christmas on the back of an eight-game unbeaten run by defeating Stirling Albion at Dens Park.
Smith has no injury or suspension worries as the Dark Blues look to beat their opponents for the first time this season.
Smith said: "Playing Stirling away was my first game in charge and we got a draw that day.
"They are difficult opponents and a hard team to break down but we are playing with a lot more confidence now so I want a win.
"It would be great to head into the Festive Period still undefeated and with another 3 points tucked away."
Stirling will be without injured captain Ross Forsyth and are also still missing centre-back Scott Buist and midfielder Ryan Borris through injury and suspension.
Albion have sunk to the bottom of the table and been knocked out of the Scottish Cup after losing their last four games in a row, but manager John O'Neill is remaining upbeat.
O'Neill said: "This will be a test but it is a game we are looking forward too. Our legs will be fresh, we have done well against Dundee in the past and will look to do so again.
"Dundee are on a good run but it is important that we start to pick up points and get away from the bottom of the table."
Clinical Dundee win again
In-form Dundee put the disappointment of losing their appeal against a 25-point penalty behind them by beating Stirling 2-0.
Stephen O'Donnell and Leigh Griffiths were on target as Dundee stretched their unbeaten run to nine matches and make ir five consecutive victories.
Although the visitors started brightly, the highly-rated Griffiths became a major influence and his fine work led to Scott Christie denying Nicky Riley.
Christie also had to tip away a 35-yarder from Griffiths before O'Donnell opened the scoring after 35 minutes with a composed finish from a pass by Sean Higgins.
Griffiths was a constant thorn in Albion's side, and Jonathan Brown had to head one of his efforts off the line, before the 20-year-old doubled the lead a minute into the second half by capitalising on a sloppy Jerome Heekeng backpass to round Christie and slot home.
Christie kept the score down with fine saves from O'Donnell and Griffiths (twice) and Andy Gibson wasted Stirling's best chance.
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