srobertson1617SCOTT Robertson has played in more than his fair share of big games for Stranraer since joining the Blues in July 2013.

The ex-Partick Thistle man has lined up against Rangers, Celtic and Aberdeen in recent years but the final eight games of this season's run-in could top them all.

Stevie Farrell's men sit seventh in the league - three points off the relegation play-offs and six points off the promotion play-offs.

Robertson said: "It is so close just now.

"You are coming in after games and you are desperate to hear the other scores to see what has happened - to see if you have gone up a place or see if you have gone down a place.

"It is that tight just now, I think this is the closest it has been since I have played in League One.

"Every game is massive just now.

"You cannot do anything else but take it one game at a time.
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"It is not as if you have got two or three games left and a six or seven point gap behind you and you are three points away from the team in front and you are only thinking about catching them.

"Now, you have got to think about everybody because everybody is involved.

"You win two games and you could be fourth but you lose two games and you could be bottom."

Stranraer's latest point came last weekend against Queen's Park.

The Blues came from behind on the day after Ross Millen scored from the penalty spot in the first half.
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Robertson, who started the game at centre half but switched to right back when Michael Donald limped off in the opening ten minutes, was not happy with his role in the opener, which was cancelled out by Craig Malcolm's second half effort.

He said: "I don't know what I was thinking, to be honest.

"I thought the ball was going out for a throw in and it was coming straight to me but it was moving in the air.

"I was thinking I don't know where it is going if I try and clear it and I thought where I was standing it was going out for a throw.

"I let it go and it has stayed in.

"It was just one of those split second decisions where I thought it was going out."
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On a personal note, the former Queen of the South man is closing in on 150 appearances for the Blues and could reach the milestone next weekend against Peterhead.

He said: "I've never played 150 games for any other club so it is quite a good thing to get.

"I'm not going to lie, I have had a look to see when it is coming up.

"I think I'm maybe only two or three games away now.

"One hundred and fifty games for somebody is alright."

With the milestone in sight, the defender would love to crown that occasion with his first goal of the season.

It will be 364 days since he last found the net when Livingston visit Stair Park this weekend.

A memorable volley against Stenhousemuir on March 19 last year helped Stranraer to a 3-1 win and Robertson was desperate to get on the scoresheet.

He said: "I can't remember the last time I went a season without scoring.

"I'll need to get a goal off Craig Malcolm or if we are two or three up I might see if I can hit a penalty."

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1 Arbroath 21 52
2 Raith Rovers 21 39
3 East Fife 21 35
4 Forfar Athletic 21 33
5 Airdrieonians 21 30
6 Montrose 21 28
7 Stranraer 20 23
8 Dumbarton 21
9 Brechin City 20 19
10 Stenhousemuir 21 16


2018/19 Squad

1 - Max Currie (GK)
2 - Daniel Higgins (DEF)

3 - Chris McGowan (DEF)
4 - Andy McDonald (DEF)
5 - David Brownlie (DEF)
6 - Connor McManus (MID)
7 - Mark Lamont (MID)
8 - Kyle Turner (MID)
11 - Grant Anderson (M/S)
12 - Ian Smith (MID)

13 - Lyle Avci (GK)
14 - Cameron Elliott (MID)
17 - David Smith (D/M)
18 - Innes Cameron (STR)
20 - PJ Crossan (STR)

22 - Jamie Hamill (DEF)
23 - Adam Cummins (DEF)
34 - Conor O'Keefe (MID)