Club News

Shane looking to set Stirling record straight

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Peterhead have won both previous League 2 meetings with Stirling Albion this season.

But for Shane Sutherland, the Binos have proved stuffy opponents. 

When playing for Elgin in the first half of the campaign, the 28 year old has been on the losing side twice against the Forthbank club. 

Sutherland, who switched from Borough Briggs to Balmoor last month, said: “Stirling are a good team and although they were near the bottom at the start of the season, I always felt they were in a false position.” 

“They won 3-0 at Elgin and then it was 5-2 at their place but at least I managed to score in that game.”

“But they have a new management team now and they have turned things around so we know it will be a difficult game.”

Peterhead, still with a game in hand, travel south just a point behind leaders Edinburgh.

Clyde are also hot on the heels of James McDonaugh’s side and Sutherland is predicting a close title race between the three teams.

Sutherland continued: “I cannot see it any other way.” 

“Edinburgh have been the most consistent so far and that is why they are at the top of the league.”

“Clyde are up there challenging as well after a good run of form so we need to give it everything from now until the end of the season.”

“Hopefully, come the 36th game, or maybe before, we will come out on top but the most important thing is that we keep our eye on the next game rather than looking too far ahead.”

Blue Toon boss Jim McInally added: “Stirling have done well lately and it is a hard place to go.” 

“Every game is hard but we just need to try and take it one game at a time.”

“Our points total at this stage of the season is good but we need to keep it going.”