Albion Rovers v Airdrieonians preview

We caught up with Darren Young before tomorrow’s local Derby with Airdrieonians.

I was delighted with an away point against Alloa last Saturday. The Wasps are one of the strongest teams in the league, and put us under sustained pressure for long periods. But we defended brilliantly throughout, as we have done in the last few games – and if we had taken our chances, we might even have nicked it. All things considered , a great away point in what is a very tight and competitive division.

Since they lost 2-0 to us at the Excelsior back in September, today’s visitors Airdrie have gone on a very good run and are now ahead of us in the Division 1 league table. Throw into the mix the fact that the Airdrie players will be no doubt be eager to impress the new management team of Mark Wilson and Gordon Dalziell, and you have the perfect recipe for a classic Monklands derby.

It’s a challenge we relish. We know how important this fixture is to the Rovers fans, and with a chance to reclaim a spot in the play-off places up for grabs, rest assured we will be going out for victory. For that to happen, though, we will need to be at our very best – so please get behind the lads right from the start, as they really appreciate your vocal support.

Enjoy the match. Darren Young