Following the postponement of last week’s visit to Elgin City, we return to Ochilview for our match with Forfar Athletic. The Angus side have played twice since the Warriors last played, a win and a loss were the outcomes in the matches.
This will be the fourth meeting between the sides this season, both sides have won at each other’s ground with a draw being the other result.
The Warriors head into Saturday’s fixture sitting in 5th place, with the Loons sitting just 1 point behind in 6th.
We will be live streaming Saturday’s match to those within the UK and Ireland (and everywhere else too!) for £10. You can buy and watch the game HERE
Our website caught up with Gary Naysmith ahead of the game to ask how he and the team are feeling:
“We’re looking forward to getting a game. Obviously frustrating last week. We were on our way to Elgin, quite far up because we were going for a pre-match meal. But there’s no blame at all with Elgin, they notified us quite early in the morning and told us that they were trying to get someone in. With us having arrangements made and trying to get up for the pre-match and make sure the players are well fed, we just kept going with our journey until we heard anything.
We were just on the other side of Aviemore when we got the call that it was going to be off. So we came back down the road and the players were given work to do at home on the Sunday. We had a good training session on Tuesday and then again tonight to prepare for the game on Saturday.”
With the postponement, how has it affected the squad, having had an extra period of non-match activity than usual?
“We had one or two injuries that maybe will be back for Saturday, so in that respect it’s helped. It’s not ideal, you want to play. Going to Elgin away on a Tuesday isn’t ideal, getting the players up there, they have to take time off their work, making sure all of them can make it. That’s the first thing we need to do.
Then the game itself, going up there trying to get a positive result when that game comes around and then you’ve got the after effects of the travelling for the Saturday after it. It’s not the greatest place in the world to be going to for an away game on a Tuesday evening but it is what it is and when the game comes up we’ll deal with it.
The next task is Forfar, I went to their game on Tuesday to watch them against Stirling. They are a good team, well organised and have different options. I’ll be expecting a very close game.”
Match Entry: You can pay at the gate at Ochilview using cash. If you need to pay by card, you should purchase your ticket online here.
- Adults: £14.00
- Concessions: £9.00
- Child: £5.00
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Referee: Gavin Duncan
Assistants: John McCrossan & Brian Christie
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