August 17, 2013
Day back to boost Stirling
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||2.0||2.4|
|Goals against *||1.1||1.4|
|Last 5 home||W-W-W-W-L||D-W-D-D-D|
|Last 5 away||L-D-D-L-L||W-W-W-L-W|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Stirling Albion | Peterhead|
|12/21||A: Peterhead||12/21||H: Stirling Albion|
|12/28||H: Clyde||12/28||A: Berwick Rangers|
|1/4||H: East Stirlingshire||1/2||H: Elgin City|
|1/11||A: Queen's Park||1/11||A: East Stirlingshire|
|1/18||A: Berwick Rangers||1/18||A: Montrose|
Stirling have striker Stephen Day available after suspension as they open their home campaign with a visit from Peterhead.
Fit-again David McClune and new signing David Weatherston are pushing for starting places after getting game time under their belts in a midweek friendly outing.
Manager Greig McDonald is also able to call on Sandy Cunningham after family commitments kept him out of last Saturday's 2-1 success at Montrose.
McDonald said: "It is great to have options against what will be a very good Peterhead side. They have title ambitions and we would like to think we can run them close so this game will tell us a lot."
Blue Toon defender Callum MacDonald remains out with a knee problem as Jim McInally's side head to Forthbank.
Ryan Strachan returns from suspension to give McInally options, with the Balmoor boss also hoping to complete a loan deal for a defender before kick-off.
McInally said: "We are going into this game in good shape which is just as well as Stirling are a team full of experienced players.
"We had good battles with them last season and there was very little between the sides, I don't think it will be any different in this campaign. Hopefully we can just shade it and take the points home with us."