Stirling V Peterhead at Forthbank Stadium : Match Preview

07 February 2014 05:01
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Smith in line to make full debut

Stirling Albion new boy Darren Smith is in contention to make his first start when table-toppers Peterhead visit Forthbank.

Greig McDonald's side also have David Weatherston available after injury but Kieran McAnespie (hamstring), David McClune (ankle) and Chris Smith (knee) are all out.

McDonald said: "We have beaten Peterhead once and they have beaten us once which confirms to me there is not much between the sides. We both have quality in our ranks and this will be a tight game.

"We have the motivation of knowing that if we win our chances of catching them really increase so we will be looking for the three points."

Peterhead midfielder Dean Cowie has a broken toe and will miss the trip.

Callum MacDonald (knee), Dean Richardson (head) and David Cox (foot) all remain out, and manager Jim McInally has called on his men to be ready for a cup final.

McInally said: "In terms of winning the league I would imagine that Stirling will be going all out to reduce our lead over them to six points with a game in hand.

"They will be treating this as a must win and we have to be ready for that."

Source: PA