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What you need to know

Temperature: 1 degrees (Light rain)

Kick-off: 7:45

Where: Cliftonhill Stadium


Tuesday evening, Rovers welcome Stranraer to Cliftonhill, after the original fixture in December was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The visitors, who currently sit seventh in the Ladbrokes League One table, have picked up in form over the last few week, winning their previous two matches at home to Brechin and away to Cowdenbeath.

With Rovers now only four points ahead of Stranraer and struggling in recent weeks, player/manager Darren Young has made it clear that his sides preparation for this game will be no different than usual.

“Every game is a battle, it doesn’t matter if you have won or lost in previous games, it’s all about who turns up on the day and wants to win it the most.”

The coaching staff will have an almost full-strength squad to pick from, only Andrew Barrowman, who is fortunately showing some positive signs of recovery, unavailable for selection.

After making numerous changes in last weekends disappointing defeat in Peterhead, Young has hinted that there may be further changes to selection.

“We may look to use the squad and involve a few new faces.”

He added: “Last weekend was so disappointing. We lost two goals in two minutes inside the second-half and did the same thing just ten minutes later. We spoke in the changing room after the game, so we all know that we dropped below the standards we have set ourselves. It’s up to us to put things right on Tuesday.”

“Stranraer have a side full of quality and attacking flair so we’ll need to be on our toes and switched on from the start.”

Young concluded: “We are hoping that the fans will once again get behind us like they always do. As a smaller team, we either win together or we lose together.”