Rovers v Stenhousemuir Preview


Kick-off: 15:00

Where: Exsel Group Stadium

Admission Details: Ticket Pricing

In search for both sides first taste of victory this season, on Saturday we welcome Brown Ferguson’s Stenhousemuir to the Exsel Group Stadium.

Ryan Wallace

Whilst performances have been, as a whole, fairly decent this season, so far in our four league clashes this campaign we’ve yet to pick up all three points.

However, after a hugely spirited performance in the Irn Bru Cup last weekend against Championship outfit St Mirren, there is now a feeling around the club that our first league victory this season is only round the corner.

Stenhousmuir on the other hand weren’t so successful last weekend, and head into Saturday’s match off the back of a 7-1 hammering at Queen of the South.

Yet despite their heavy defeat, player/manager Darren Young suggests that it won’t make the game any easier.

“After a defeat like that, the players and the team will be hurting and looking to make up for it. We need to make sure we can start the way we did against St Mirren last week and if we do and put in a similar performance then I’m confident of picking up 3 points.”

“We know how Stenny play and we know they will be looking to bounce back after last week, but if our guys stick to their jobs and win their battles then I’m confident of a win.”

In what has been a regular occurrence so far this season, if Rovers are to turn the good performances into victories, they’ll need to do so without a fair few key players – Ross Davidson, Kevin McCann, Calum Ferguson, Paul Archibald and Gary Fisher all struggling with knocks. Although, Scott Boyd will be back in contention after missing out on in the St Mirren match.

But Young is still hopeful of the three points, especially after having the upper-hand in the clashes last season: “We had some good results against them last season but that’s in the past now and we’re looking forward to Sat game to try and get our first three points.”

“We were also delighted with how last Saturday went, but still we are disappointed we couldn’t win the game and qualify for the next round.

“I think it shows how far we have come that we are disappointed that we never managed to beat a full-time Championship team.

“The performances so far this season have been great but it’s now about picking up the points as well. With a wee bit of luck we will hope that things will change for us on Saturday.”

He concluded: “The small band of loyal fans we have are great and I think they appreciate the way we have played this season. Hopefully we can send them home happy on Sat with a win and who knows maybe win over some new fans into the bargain.”