SPFL League Two Weekend Preview – Saturday 28th December 2013



With Christmas now past and the league looking a little clearer at the top we go into today with hopes that it might get clearer or just bunch up again and give us plenty more to speculate about. Just where these runes might be tested are…

Match of the Day

Stirling Albion v Clyde

The Binos have had as mixed form as anyone else in this division and will hope to topple the 2nd placed club, Clyde today to get their promotion train back on track. They will have Bradley Coyne back but no Luca Gasparotto, Jamie Clark or Chris Smith. The Bully Wee have doubts over David Marsh and Scott Ferguson whilst Jamie Barclay is out. This is another very hard one to predict as the Bully Wee and the Binos have had more ups and downs than a roller coaster already this season but I have a sneaky suspicion that both Clyde and Peterhead will start to pull away now and reckon this will be an away win.

Berwick Rangers v Peterhead has a home side without Dougie Bryden and Stephen Tulloch as they look to build on their 4-0 demolition of Queen’s Park last weekend. The Blue Toon are top after beating Stirling Albion and have doubts over Graeme Sharp whilst Callum MacDonald, Craig Tully and David Cox are missing; as above an away win for me. Annan Athletic v Elgin City sees the home side in action 48 hours after their 2-0 late victory against Montrose. They also have a horrendous injury list as Peter Weatherson, Alex Mitchell, Steven Black, Iain Chisholm, David Hopkirk, Chris Jardine and Steven Logan are missing; Andy Mitchell has returned to Rangers as his loan deal has ended.  It is a geographical top v bottom and this time round I think the top might steal it…

East Stirlingshire v Montrose has the home side back to winning ways as they beat Elgin City by a single goal last weekend. Montrose lost 2-0 two days ago and will want to make amends quickly. The hosts have Graeme McGregor, David Greenhill and Michael Bolochoweckyj back and are therefore fully fit. Montrose will have Jonny Crawford back whilst Ross McCord, Colin Wilson, Stephen McNally and Lloyd Young are out. I think the home side might have the basis of a wee run to come. Finally Albion Rovers v Queen’s Park has a home side that have faltered in their last 2 outings though have not lost since their beating of Motherwell in the cup. They have no Peter Innes or Pat Walker whilst Queen’s Park being taken by the assistants Bobby Dickson and Alan Logan after Gardner Speirs’ departure have doubts over Sean Burns but no David Anderson. I am afraid I fear that the Spiders are changing leader but not course and the wee Rovers should win.


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