Top scorer Jordan White, who has netted seven goals during his loan spell from Falkirk, will remain at Stirling Albion until the end of the season.
The 20-year-old has agreed to stay at Forthbank but because Falkirk cancelled his registration before the Montrose match, he must serve his one-match ban - for being sent off against Peterhead on December 22 - when he officially becomes a Stirling player when the transfer window opens.
That means the in-form forward will miss the crucial clash with East Stirling on Wednesday this week as Albion seek their first away league win since beating Albion Rovers 2-1 on the final day of last season.
Binos boss Greig McDonald, who is exploring the loan market for potential new signings during January, said: “Jordan’s attitude and commitment since joining us on loan have been fantastic and, with apologies for the cliché, Falkirk’s loss is most certainly our gain.”
Stirling Albion have the chance to move off the bottom of the Third Division table when they take on the Shire at Ochilview.
McDonald’s men went down 3-2 at Montrose on Saturday to stay a point behind East Stirling, who saw their winless run extended to six matches in a 2-0 defeat away to Peterhead.
John Coughlin’s team ran out 3-1 winners when the teams met at Ochilview in September but Albion, who had Scott Davidson sent off that day, can take encouragement from their performance at the weekend and the manager added: “I can’t believe we didn’t take anything from the game because we battered Montrose in the second half.”
However, the Binos boss faces a selection headache for the Shire game, which comes exactly a year after he took charge for the first time and masterminded a 3-1 home win against Stenhousemuir.
Skipper Brian Allison is out with a foot injury picked up at Links Park and there are major doubts over defender Ross McGeachie and winger Stephen Day.
Midfielder David McClune is hoping to recover from a knock while Danny Ashe and Gary Brass both missed out at the weekend due to illness and Steven Weir’s future is uncertain following the expiry of his short-term contract at the end of December.
East Stirlingshire, who have drawn their past two home games 2-2 with Montrose and Annan, have advised that Albion fans should use the terracing for today’s match, although anyone requiring a seat will be accommodated in the stand. Admission prices are £10 adults and £5 concessions.
The match kick-off is 3pm.
Stirling Albion are in action again on Saturday when they face Queen’s Park at Forthbank, kick-off 3pm. Admission prices are £10 adults, £7 seniors/students and £5 U17s.
Albion have twice lost 2-1 to Gardner Speirs’ team this season but are seeking a third straight home win.
Forward Graham Weir will miss the game due to a one-match ban after picking up his sixth booking of the season against Peterhead on December 22.