Albion Rovers vs Annan Athletic PRE-MATCH

Albion Rovers vs Annan Athletic

Scottish League 2

Saturday 27 March

The Reigart Stadium

 

WATCH THE MATCH

 

PPV: The price for this match will be £10, this will include commentary a live feed of the match.

 

You can purchase your access here: 

https://albionroversfc.univtec.com/home

 

Season Ticket Holders: Codes have been sent out for the match. (Friday)

 

THE MANAGER 

Brian Reid’s thoughts:

 

“It’s going to be another tough match. They are a very physical team but we go into the match with confidence. 

 

“I thought we were unlucky to not get something from Tuesday, I think it speaks volumes hearing Gary (Naysmith) say afterwards we were deserving of at least a point and bossed large spells. 

 

“We were still unhappy with the goals we conceded, although their winner was a bit of brilliance from the boy (Craig) Thomson, who had picked out an unbelievable ball – we could have stopped it at source. 

 

“It’s a big one for us and the way the table lies gives us a massive opportunity.”

 

THE OPPOSITION

Annan were deservedly knocked out of the Scottish Cup midweek by Formartine United on penalties. 

 

Annan opened the scoring with a lovely team goal finished off by Aidan Smith, Formartine then levelled through an easy header after some lax defending at the back post. 

 

The home side prevailed on penalties and meant Annan played 120 minutes of football on Tuesday night.

 

Their previous league match saw them pick up a point at home to Cowdenbeath, after being down to ten men. Nathan Flannagan picked up a second yellow for kicking the ball away, a poor moment for the wide-midfielder. 

 

Hitman Tony Wallace is one to watch out for, the well-liked forward has an eye for goal. 

 

PLAYERS VIEW

James McGowan’s thoughts: 

 

“I was delighted to score, but it was all about the result. Me and Gal (Paul Gallacher) hadn’t played in months so it was tough and we should have taken at least a point.

 

“We were angry with the goals we conceded. The first one we didn’t get close enough and the second we didn’t expect such an early ball, but that’s no excuse. 

 

“Saturday is a massive game, I am really confident we can win the match. The guys in the dressing room won’t settle for anything less. I’m really looking forward to it.

 

“We know what we will need to do against Annan, they are a big physical side and we need to match that. We need to start the match strong and stamp our authority on the game.”

 

LAST TIME OUT 

 

Match highlights from our narrow defeat to Edinburgh City: