SPFL LEAGUE ONE:
STRANRAER v STIRLING ALBION
(Saturday, September 27: Stair Park, 3pm)
Boss Stevie Aitken is looking for some fruitful home form – after joy on the road.
The Blues return to Stair Park on league business for the first time since August tomorrow.
Four points from a possible six have been collected on trips to Ayr United and Airdrieonians.
And Aitken wants to see more of the spirit shown in the 3-3 draw with the Diamonds at New Broomfield last weekend.
He said: “I've got to give credit to our players as we threw caution to the wind and got a point.
“It was an end-to-end game but there was a lot of poor play and the way we conceded the goals wasn't like us and isn't good enough.
“But when you score three goals away from home then you should be winning matches.
“I thought we were well ahead in spells of the game but never killed it off and fair play to Airdrie as they fought for everything.
“When you don't take chances when you're on top then they can come back and hurt you.
“We've had two tough games away to Ayr and then to Airdrie but I'm happy to have got four points from six.”
Meanwhile, Aitken has heaped praise on 18-year-old striker Adam Forde who scored his second goal of the season against Airdrie.
Forde spends all week working as a joiner on contracts in Manchester and only gets the chance to meet up with his Blues team-mates on matchdays.
The manager added: “Adam did what he does best which is score goals. He's been a bit unfortunate in that he's working away a lot and we've not been able to give him a run in the team.
“But we've high hopes for him and spent a lot of time working with him.”
SPFL LEAGUE ONE:
Alloa v East Fife or Rangers
Stranraer: David Mitchell, Craig Pettigrew, Jackson Longridge, Frank McKeown, Scott Rumsby (Adam Forde 79), Grant Gallagher, Sean Winter (Sam McCloskey - 90'), Stephen Stirling, Craig Malcolm, Jamie Longworth (Danny Stoney - 23'), Willie Gibson. Subs Not Used: Anthony Marenghi, Barry Russell, Daniel Tobin Scorers: Longworth 8′ Malcolm 59′ Forde 90′
Referee: Des Roache Attendance: 864