dbarron1617THREE points are all that stand between Stranraer and a sixth season of League One football.

Now, David Barron has called on his team-mates to achieve those points at the first opportunity when the Blues travel to the Indodrill Stadium on Saturday.

The defender spoke to the official website immediately after training last night (Tuesday) and said: "Ask any of the boys and they want it done and dusted this Saturday.

"We don't want it to go down to Stair Park and East Fife when they could be trying to get the final play-off spot and we need a point or a win from the game to stay up.

"We don't want to be doing that and we want to get three points this weekend at Alloa.

"Hopefully, they have taken their foot off the gas and hopefully that works in our favour and we get it done and dusted this weekend."
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It will be easier said than done, with the Blues having not won in Clackmannanshire since October 2004.

Barron was just a teenager at that time when David Graham's first half double proved enough for three points, despite Michael Daly's goal four minutes from time.

Promisingly, the Blues picked up a point at the Wasps last time out, less than a fortnight before Christmas, and will be hoping to build on that result.

Stevie Farrell will also have the option of recalling Steven Bell and Ryan Thomson to the team, which could see Barron move back into defeStenny 1 April 2017 019nce.

The former St Mirren man has formed part of what some fans may consider an unlikely duo alongside top scorer Craig Malcolm at the heart of midfield.

Barron was pleased to play in either midfield or defence and said: "The manager said Craig played there for Ayr United for half a season and I played there for St Mirren for 15 or 20 games, so, it is not alien to me.

"We had never had a partnership and it raised a few eyebrows to some when he said we would play there.

"The manager trusted us to go and do a job for him and the Airdrie result showed his trust was right and we did a job.

"We are not going to be the next Xavi and Andres Iniesta but we did a job and got the result."
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It has been an eventful season for the 29-year-old, who did not feature in the Scottish League Cup and did not make his first appearance until the end of August and the 1-0 victory over Peterhead.

Since then, he has clocked up more than 25 appearances - the most he has managed since 2010.

He said: "Hopefully, now, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel.

"I have only missed one game sine the manager came in and that was against Livingston when I had a back spasm.

"Hopefully, I can get a couple of seasons or even just next season where I am missing just one or two games and close in on 30 games.

"It feels good to be thinking about football rather than injuries."

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1 Arbroath 16 42
2 Raith Rovers 16 29
3 East Fife 16 23
4 Montrose 16 21
5 Forfar Athletic 16 21
6 Airdrieonians 16 20
7 Stranraer 16 20
8 Dumbarton 16
9 Brechin City 16 16
10 Stenhousemuir 16 15


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)
10 - Luke Donnelly (STR)
11 - Grant Anderson (M/S)
12 - Ian Smith (MID)

13 - Lyle Avci (GK)
14 - Cameron Elliott (MID)
16 - Max Ashmore (MID)
17 - David Smith (D/M)
18 - Innes Cameron (STR)
19 - Ciaran Diver (STR)
20 - PJ Crossan (STR)

22 - Jamie Hamill (DEF)
23 - Adam Cummins (DEF)