Rab Stewart previews the weekend games in the Scottish Football League Third Division, with the season end fast approaching, Arbroath are hoping results go their way so that they can be crowned Third Division champions.
Arbroath v Queen’s Park
Arbroath know a win and other results go their way they could be crowned 3rd division champions, Arbroath player/manager Paul Sheerin is suspended, while Stuart Malcolm is injured for the home side, Queen’s Park are missing David Murray misses out through a hamstring problem.
Jamie Brough, Steven Baillie, Paul Harkins and Michael O’Hara are all injured, Brough played 90 Minutes in the midweek game against Airdrie behind closed doors but wont feature. Queen’s Park know that 4 wins out of 4 and other results go their way, they could be playing in the playoffs at the end of the season
Prediction: Arbroath 1-1 Queen’s Park..
East Stirling v Albion Rovers
Albion Rovers go into this game knowing that a win could give them a playoff place depending on other results.. East Stirling midfielder David Dunn looks set to miss out, Alex Walker,Craig Tully, Craig Donaldson all missing due to injury, meanwhile Paul Weaver, Darren Kelly return for the game, but top scorer Kevin Crawley will have a late fitness test.
Albion Rovers midfielder Steven Canning will miss the game through injury, Peter Innes is banned while Todd Lumsden and Iain Smith are also ruled out.
Prediction: East Stirling 0-3 Albion Rovers
Annan Athletic v Berwick Rangers
Annan sit 7 points behind leaders Arbroath, a loss for Annan and a win for Arbroath will put Annan out of contention, Annan player/manager Andy Aitken is suspended, while John MacBeth and Graeme Bell are ruled out through injury.
Berwick who have nothing to play for will be hoping to win their remaining games, Elliot Smith, Fraser McLaren and Craig O’Reilly are all injured, while John Grant seems a doubt for the game.
Prediction: Annan 1-0 Berwick
Montrose v Stranraer
Stranraer will know if they win there remaining games they will finish the season in the playoffs, they are currently 4 points in front of Queen’s Park.
Montrose will be missing Stephen McNally, Martin Boyle is doubtful with a hamstring injury, Stranraer are missing Michael Moore who is suspended, Grant Gallagher will have a late fitness test and is 50/50 to play.
Predictions: Montrose 1-0 Stranraer
Written by Rab Stewart