Peterhead V Stirling at Balmoor Stadium - Match Preview

Duo back after bans

Peterhead welcome Scott Ross and Ryan Strachan back from suspension as they host bottom club Stirling Albion at Balmoor.

Manager Jim McInally also has Stephen Maguire and Bryan Gilfillan available after work commitments kept them out of the 4-2 win over East Stirling last Saturday, but knee injuries continue to keep Callum MacDonald and Davie Ross sidelined.

McInally said: "Stirling are in a false position and with the players they have they will start climbing the table soon.

"They recruited well in the January transfer window and I expect them to be chasing teams looking for play-off places soon.

"Our strikers were on great form last Saturday and I'm looking for more of the same in this game. If I get that we will get the three points."

Stirling Albion welcome Jamie Clark back into their squad after illness, but the game comes too soon for Ross McGeachie who is still suffering from a foot injury.

The Forthbank men failed to get off the foot of the table when they drew with fellow strugglers East Stirling in midweek and manager Greig McDonald is hoping three points at Balmoor can finally get his men moving upwards.

McDonald said: "We were really good against Montrose last Saturday when we won 3-1 but not so good on Tuesday night.

"A win could move us off the bottom if the Shire lose and that is the target. We beat Peterhead at our place, but I recognise that they are a really strong side at home."

Source: PA

Source: PA