Montrose V East Stirling at Links Park Stadium : Match Preview

05 October 2012 05:01
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Garden hopes for Campbell cure Montrose hope to have defender Alan Campbell available after injury against East Stirling as they look to banish memories of last Saturday's shock Scottish Cup defeat to Edinburgh City. Paul Watson remains sidelined with a knee injury, while manager Stuart Garden is looking to restore Craig McLeish and Jamie Winter to starting roles after recent substitute appearances. Garden said: "Last Saturday was an awful day when nothing seemed to go right and we need to put that behind us and move on. "East Stirling came through a difficult tie away to Fraserburgh and I'm sure that they will fancy their chances after seeing our result last week, but we'll be out to bounce back and show that we're a decent side." East Stirling centre back Ricky Miller has declared himself fit after making a remarkable recovery. Miller was stretchered off and taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg after last Saturday's 2-1 Scottish Cup win against Fraserburgh, but has suffered only heavy bruising and has not been ruled out. Shire head coach John Coughlin can also call on fit-again Nathan Shepherd, but Michael Herd, Jamie Benton, Craig Donaldson, Michael Dunlop and Rhys Devlin have all been ruled out with knocks, while international clearance has still not been received for Phillipp Zufel. Coughlin said: "Ricky did some light training on Tuesday and then did a full session on Thursday so he will travel. "Montrose will be wounded after their cup defeat and out to make someone suffer, so we have to ensure it's not us."

Source: PA