SPFL LEAGUE ONE:
STRANRAER v AIRDRIEONIANS
(Saturday, November 22: Stair Park, 3pm)
Stevie Aitken hopes Stranraer can make it a perfect 10 games unbeaten in League One.
The Blues welcome Airdrieonians to Stair Park tomorrow on the back of an impressive run of form which sees the team in the promotion play-off zone.
A Steven Bell goal earned Stranraer a 1-1 draw at Stirling Albion last weekend and ensured they climbed to third place in the table.
Now Aitken is ready for the visit of the Diamonds and wants no slip-ups tomorrow as the fight for position in the division intensifies.
The manager said: "We knew that Stirling would be up for it and we're a bit disappointed as we did not do enough in the final third.
"I didn't think we were in danger of losing the game and it was great to see Steven get a goal. It's nice to have him back and he's got a wealth of experience.
"This is a tight division and everybody can beat anyone on their day. That keeps on your toes, knowing you can be turned over. It's just the way it is.
"I've been pleased with our home form this season and we've had some big teams down here when you consider we've played the likes of Falkirk in the Challenge Cup.
"A team's success largely depends on the home form so picking up points is key and we'll be looking to keep on doing that this Saturday against Airdrie."
A last-gasp equaliser secured a share of the spoils for the Blues in September when they drew 3-3 with Airdrie at New Broomfield.
It's a game Aitken remembers well and he added: "It was an entertaining one for the neutral! I thought we were poor that day and conceded cheap goals."
Stranraer's squad is being stretched with Scott Robertson, Craig Pettigrew, Sam McCloskey and Adam Forde all missing due to injury.
SPFL LEAGUE ONE:
In an ideal world in the 21st century we would show hunger and deprivation the Red Card for good but in the meantime as supporters of the club that has been part of the community for approaching 150 years it’s our chance to help. No one expects Xmas Hampers or luxury items to be donated at either game ( Dunfermline 29th November and Morton 6th December ) but if each and every supporter brought along something it would go some way to make life so much easier for a few in our community,
We are aware that other organisations run similar schemes and in no way want to affect their collections from regular patrons but if you haven’t donated before have a look in your cupboard or add a small item to your weekly shop, it will go some way to easing the burden on a family or individual in Galloway.
If you can’t get to either game, no problem any donation will be taken at the Fitba Bar from today onwards.