Stranraer V Albion at Stair Park : Match Preview

08 March 2013 12:31
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Mitchell back for Stranraer

Stranraer welcome back goalkeeper David Mitchell from suspension as they host a bottom-of-the-table Albion Rovers side that are looking to close the nine-point gap between the sides.

David MacGregor remains out for the Blues due to a knee injury, but Jamie Campbell should return after illness.

Stair Park manager Stephen Aitken said: "Albion Rovers will be boosted by their midweek win over Stenhousemuir. I watched the game and it was a good performance and a deserved win.

"It has ensured that we know we cannot take them for granted.

"This is a very big weekend in the Second Division as a win could see us move up a place and into mid-table as well as getting back to a 12-point gap between us and Rovers."

Albion have experienced defender Marvin Andrews available for the trip after work commitments kept them out of the 4-3 win over Stenhousemuir in midweek.

However, manager Todd Lumsden may be reluctant to change the team that achieved a first success in 10 games.

An ankle injury keeps Mick O'Byrne out and Tony Stevenson's knee problem means he is absent once again.

Lumsden said: "Some people are billing this as a must-win game but I don't see it that way. It would be a great game to win but there is still a lot of football to be played.

"Our spirits remained high despite our poor run but we now have an added degree of confidence and we will look to keep that good feeling going at Stranraer."

Source: PA

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