Stenhousemuir are back in action tomorrow as we travel to Coatbridge to take on Albion Rovers in cinch League Two.
The Wee Rovers beat Glasgow University in the Scottish Cup last week, though they required Extra Time to get to a 4-1 win. Their last league match was a 1-1 draw with, then, league leaders Dumbarton. The Warriors also enjoyed Scottish Cup success last week, with a 2-1 victory against League Two rivals, East Fife.
The Warriors have had a good recent history against Albion Rovers with 4 wins from the previous 4 encounters and 7 wins from the last 9 meetings.
The Warriors website caught up with Swifty this week to get his initial thoughts on Saturday’s fixture.
“Unfortunately, we have a few struggling and it’s really going to test our squad this weekend, so hopefully we can go and get a result. But, the boys are in good spirits in terms of losing just 1 game in 8. So we’re on a good run of form, and hopefully we can keep that going on Saturday.”
Switching from Stenhousemuir to Albion Rovers, what does the gaffer expect to see from Saturday’s hosts?
“I think we can expect an improved Albion Rovers team. They’re really good in the wide areas and they’ve tweaked their system slightly this season, but still going with the same philosophy as you can imagine, in terms of being really direct and powerful in getting to second balls and they chase everything down and they’ve got a real danger in Charlie Reilly who we’ll need to watch. They’re another good team in the way that Brian Reid has them set up, and they stick to it and they’re starting to pick up results, so it’ll be a real tough test, especially going through to Coatbridge which we know is a tough place to pick up 3 points.”
Finally, Sean and Nicky both miss out this match. The captain picked up an injury against Annan that has forced him out for a few weeks and Nicky hobbled off with a hamstring injury in the dying moments of last weekend’s victory against East Fife.
“I think it’s really going to test us to the limit. I think any team in the league that ae their 2 main centre backs down will really struggle. But, I feel as if we can still manage to cope without them, I do believe that, but it will test the boys that are coming in. I do believe in the quad though and it will change our approach for the game having those 2 centre backs out.”
Albion Rovers are celebrating their a140 year anniversary with Pie and Bovrils available on the day for just £1.40!
Match Entry: Albion Rovers have a pay at the gate policy with both card and cash accepted at the turnstiles.
|Concessions (OAPs, Students, People not in work, 14-17yr olds)||£10.00|
Getting There: Click here for details of how to get to The Reigart Stadium by car or train.
Referee: Scott Lambie
Assistants: Michael Banks & Ian Hart
Last 10 Matches
|22 Oct 2022||Away||Scottish Cup Round 2||Glasgow University||W||1-4 [aet]|
|15 Oct 2022||Away||cinch League Two||Dumbarton||D||1-1|
|11 Oct 2022||Away||cinch League Two||Elgin City||L||1-0|
|8 Oct 2022||Home||cinch League Two||Bonnyrigg Rose||W||2-1|
|1 Oct 2022||Away||cinch League Two||Stranraer||L||2-1|
|17 Sep 2022||Home||cinch League Two||Forfar Athletic||L||0-2|
|3 Sep 2022||Away||cinch League Two||Stirling Albion||D||1-1|
|27 Aug 2022||Home||cinch League Two||Annan Athletic||D||2-2|
|20 Aug 2022||Away||cinch League Two||Bonnyrigg Rose||W||0-2|
|13 Aug 2022||Home||cinch League Two||East Fife||L||0-1|
|Rank||Name||Goals||Assists||Played||Goals per 90||Mins per Goal||Total Shots||Goal Conversion||Shot Accuracy|
The statistics shown for each player include any goals they may have scored in the following competitions in the current season: Scottish League Cup, Scottish League Two
Last 10 Meetings
|30 Jul 2022||Home||League Two||W||1-0|
|16 Apr 2022||Home||League Two||W||4-1|
|8 Jan 2022||Away||League Two||W||1-2|
|9 Nov 2021||Home||League Two||W||3-1|
|7 Aug 2021||Away||League Two||D||2-2|
|29 Apr 2021||Home||League Two||L||0-1|
|20 Mar 2021||Home||League Two||W||2-0|
|17 Oct 2020||Away||League Two||W||3-1|
|15 Feb 2020||Home||League Two||W||1-0|
|9 Nov 2019||Away||League Two||L||2-1|
ON THIS DAY – 29 OCTOBER
|2019||Edinburgh City||League Two||Away||L||0-4|
|2016||Queens Park||League One||Away||W||3-0|
|1983||Queens Park||Division Two||Away||D||1-1|
|1955||Dundee United||Division Two||Home||W||4-1|
|1938||Dundee United||Division Two||Away||L||1-2|
|1927||Dundee United||Division Two||Away||L||3-5|
|1921||Lochgelly United||Division Two||Home||W||1-0|
Albion Rovers vs Stenhousemuir
Annan Athletic vs Dumbarton
East Fife vs Elgin City
Stirling Albion vs Bonnyrigg Rose
Stranraer vs Forfar Athletic
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