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Stranraer badgesaitken1314smallPETROFAC TRAINING CUP SECOND ROUND:

STRANRAER v ALBION ROVERS

(Tuesday, August 19: Stair Park, 7.45pm)

Stevie Aitken says Stranraer's focus is on reaching the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup for the first time since 2001.

The Blues host Albion Rovers on Tuesday night looking to bounce back from the 4-0 League One thrashing at Morton.

And Aitken believes League Two Rovers, who appointed former Aberdeen midfielder Darren Young as player/manager in June, will be tricky opponents.

"Rovers are always a tough team to play against and this tie will not be any different," said the manager.

"They have a new management team so everyone will still be finding their feet and all of the players will be looking to impress.

"Clubs have perhaps not thought of the competition as being financially gaining but with the teams now involved I think attitudes have changed.

"We will be using our squad wisely over the next couple of weeks as the games are coming thick and fast.

"We have a great opportunity to get into the quarter-finals and we want to go as far as we can."

Aitken confirmed that midfielder Steven Bell will be unavailable until at least the end of September as he recovers from an ankle injury.

The Blues include keeper David Mitchell and defender Barry Russell as their suspension following their red cards on Saturday at Morton will be served this coming weekend against Brechin.

Scottish League Cup - 2nd Round Draw

The draw for the 2nd Round of the Scottish League Cup took place on Wednesday 6th August at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Stranraer have been drawn at home to Premiership side, Ross County in a repeat of last seasons memorable match. The match will take place on Tuesday 26th August at Stair Park with a 7.45pm kick-off.
The draw in full is:

Hibernian v Dumbarton
Greenock Morton v Partick Thistle
Falkirk v Cowdenbeath
Queen's Park or Rangers v Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Hamilton Academical v Alloa Athletic
Stranraer v Ross County
Dundee v Raith Rovers
Livingston v Queen of the South
Kilmarnock v Ayr United
Stenhousmuir v Heart of Midlothian
St Mirren v Dunfermline Athletic

The Queen's Park v Rangers 1st Round tie will take place on August 26th with the winners to play Inverness on a date to be confirmed.

Season Ticket Prices 2014/15

The club are pleased to advise the season and individual match prices for
2014/15. These will be available to purchase from Stair Park or Fitba Bar from
Monday 26th May 2014.

Season Tickets:
Adult £175
Senior Citizen £100
Under 16 £50

There is an early bird offer on all 3 categories. If
paid in full before 7th July then the prices will be:
Adult £160
Senior Citizen £80
Under 16 £40

Please note that proof of age may be
requested to purchase season ticket and for individual match entry.

Individual Match Price 2014/15
Adult £13
Senior Citizen £7
Under 16 £5

Petrofac Training Challenge Cup 2nd Round Draw


The draw for the 2nd round of the Petrofac Training Cup took place at the sponsors offices in Aberdeen. The draw at this stage is regionalised with ties scheduled for Monday 18th - Wednesday 20th August. Stranraer have been drawn at home to League Two side, Albion Rovers and this match will take place at Stair Park on Tuesday 19th August with a 7.45pm kick off. 

The draw in full:

North Section

Dunfermline Athletic v Falkirk
Brora Rangers v East Fife
Brechin City v Peterhead
Stirling Albion v Alloa Athletic
 
South Section
 
Livingston v Heart of Midlothian
Rangers v Clyde
Greenock Morton v Berwick Rangers
Stranraer v Albion Rovers

SFC Sportsman Dinner

sfcsportsman14SFC revive the Sportsmans Dinner this October to bring you a night of dinning and entertainment featuring the voice and indeed a face for radio, the ever popular, Chic Young, the shy and retiring ex Partick Thistle maestro Chic Charley and comedian and entertainer Jimmy Stirling, a man with more pattter than a centipede with flip flops and described by Chic Young as the best in the business.
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