November 21, 2012
No worries for Sheerin
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||1.6||0.9|
|Goals against *||1.2||2.1|
|Last 5 home||L-W-W-D-D||L-W-L-W-D|
|Last 5 away||W-L-W-W-W||W-D-L-L-D|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Arbroath | Stranraer|
|3/15||H: Airdrie United||3/15||A: Forfar Athletic|
|3/22||A: Ayr United||3/22||H: Stenhousemuir|
|3/29||H: Rangers||3/29||H: Airdrie United|
|4/5||A: Stenhousemuir||4/5||A: East Fife|
|4/12||H: Stranraer||4/12||A: Arbroath|
Arbroath boss Paul Sheerin has a fully-fit and suspension-free squad for the visit of rock-bottom Stranraer as they look to get the win that will lift them into fourth position.
The Red Lichties are on a disappointing run in the league having lost their last three games and Sheerin is out to bring that to an end after seeing his men accept defeat all too easily against table-topping Queen of the South at the weekend.
Sheerin said: "We had competed and played well against the league leaders until we went 3-1 down when there seemed to be a disappointing acceptance that we would not win.
"I am looking for a different approach against a Stranraer side that have had an uplift from a change in manager.''
Stranraer have lost all five of their away clashes this term and they are without midfielder Chris Aitken for the trip after the 33-year-old had minor surgery on a leg injury recently.
Ryan Borris has been out for the past three games due to a thigh strain but trained this week although Stephen Aitken, who only took on the managerial role last month, reckons that he will not be ready for the clash at Gayfield.
The Blues are looking to bounce back from a disastrous ending to their game with Ayr, who claimed a last-gasp winner despite being down to 10 men.
Aitken said: "We had played well but were denied a penalty in the last minute and Ayr then scored an injury-time winner. We are going to Arbroath looking to win back the points that we should have taken from that game and to take that into a massive game this weekend against Albion Rovers."