Stirling Albion play their ninth match in 29 days when they welcome East Stirlingshire to Forthbank on Saturday.
Greig McDonald’s side ended their 10-month wait for an away league win when they defeated Elgin City 2-1 at Borough Briggs at the weekend thanks to a stunning first-half double from Kieran McAnespie.
Saturday’s success hoisted Stirling to seventh in the table but only four points separate the bottom six in an incredibly tight Third Division.
Albion have yet to beat Shire this season – the sides drew 1-1 at Forthbank last month – and John Coughlin’s men have been in excellent form of late, racking up three wins in the space of a week and taking the lead at Ibrox on Saturday before going down 3-1 to Rangers.
McDonald was delighted with the display against Elgin, which came just four days after a well-deserved 1-1 draw against runaway leaders Rangers at Forthbank and extended the club’s unbeaten run to seven games.
He said: “The players were magnificent again on Saturday. They are showing unbelievable fitness levels and a great level of performance and we can’t speak highly enough of them.
“Elgin away is always a difficult game as they are team with excellent attacking qualities and obviously it’s a difficult fixture in terms of travel as well. However, I thought the players handled both aspects extremely well.
“I would like to thank our supporters who made the long trip to Elgin on Saturday - the support is much appreciated by the players, assistant manager Marc McCulloch and myself.
“Clearly, it has taken too long to get our first away victory of the season and it has been frustrating for all of us"
Stirling haven’t lost at home to East Stirlingshire since August 1985 and will be desperate to end a hectic spell of games on a high, particularly as they have no fixture the following weekend as the trip to Hampden to play Queen’s Park is delayed until Tuesday, April 2 due to the League Cup final.
There are still a few tickets available for the Stirling Albion Annual Dinner, which takes place in the Golden Lion Hotel on Friday, March 8 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £50 plus VAT. If interested, contact the club office on 01786 450399.