Montrose V East Stirling at Links Park Stadium : Match Preview

14 March 2014 04:31
Montrose V East Stirling - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

No Johnstone for Montrose

Montrose have lost loanee Luke Johnstone from their squad that will face East Stirling after he returned to Dundee United following an injury-hit spell at Links Park.

Garry Wood misses out through suspension and Callum Ferguson is out with a knee injury.

Manager Stuart Garden looking for a positive response after his side lost 5-0 to Berwick Rangers last weekend. He said: "I did not see a performance like that coming and it goes without saying that I am looking for a lot better this time out.

"East Stirling are gritted and determined but we have beaten them before this season and hopefully will again."

East Stirling have Ross O'Donoghue missing through a hamstring injury.

However, they welcome back Jordan McKechnie, who was ill last weekend and missed the 1-0 win over Stirling.

Head coach John Coughlin said: "Links Park has not been a great ground for us in recent years and it would be good to change that. We are getting to the cut-throat stage of the season and therefore every game becomes a massive one.

"We had a hard-earned win over Stirling last Saturday that put us back in the top four briefly. It would be good to get there and stay a bit longer by winning this game."

Source: PA