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MATCH PREVIEW: Forfar Athletic v Albion Rovers

Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:55


Venue – Station Park

Date – Saturday January 13th – kick-off 3p.m.

Admission Prices – Stand – Adults £13   Concessions (under 17’s & 65 and over) £7  Terracing – Adults £12 Concessions £6    Under 12’s Free of Charge

Current League Standings – Forfar Athletic – 10th place -  15 points from 21 games  Albion Rovers – 8th place – 22points from 19 games

Previous results this season – 26th August – Forfar Athletic 0 Albion Rovers 2,   4th November – Albion Rovers 3 Forfar Athletic 4

Team News – Forfar Athletic – Andy Munro returns to the ‘Loons’ squad after his four month loan spell with Clyde while Jim Weir will also have Dylan Easton available after he served a one match suspension last weekend.   Michael Kennedy, Murray MacKintosh and Marc Scott are all still ruled out through injury.

Albion Rovers – Rovers Manager Brian Kerr has added goalkeeper Kieran Wright from Rangers to his pool following the opening of the registration window.   The Rovers squad is likely to be along similar lines to last Saturday when many felt they were unlucky to go down 3-1 at Alloa, their goal scorer on that occasion Joao Victoria.

Summary – No one at Station Park needs reminding that this match is the beginning of what on paper looks a vital run of games for the club in their fight to maintain League 1 status.   A similar gutsy performance as was witnessed at Cliftonhill in November when the visitors triumphed by the odd goal in seven will be required.  Former Brechin striker Alan Trouten is the danger man this term for the Coatbridge outfit.

Match Officials – Referee – Graham Beaton  Assistants – Graham McNeillie & Alex Shepherd

Match Sponsor – Kirrie Dental Practice

Hospitality Complex Guests – D&A Factors Ltd.  Rae Martin & Friends, Neill Smith & Friends, Carl Valentine & Friends

1984 Lounge Hospitality Guests  – Tommy Kennedy & Friends

Match Ball Sponsor – The Ross Family from York

1984 Lounge Opening Hours – 12.30p.m. till kick-off, final whistle till approximately 8p.m.

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