SPFL LEAGUE ONE:
STRANRAER v FORFAR ATHLETIC
(Tuesday, March 11: Stair Park, 7.45pm)
Stranraer assistant manager Stevie Farrell says Tuesday night's visit of Forfar Athletic couldn't have come at a better time.
The Blues are licking their wounds after a 5-0 derby humbling at the hands of Ayr United but have an immediate chance to bounce back.
"It was a well-deserved win for Ayr," Farrell acknowledged. "We weren't at the races and were never at it.
"I could sense even during the warm up that things weren't right. We then didn't start the game well and never recovered.
"We were out of sorts and all over the place and we can't use missing players as an excuse.
"It's good that the game is taking place on Tuesday and we do not have to wait a week. After any defeat like that you want to play again quickly.
"We're thankful we've got a game and want to get this result out of our system. We've got an opportunity to put things right and we're looking forward to it."
This is Stranraer's game in hand on their promotion play-off rivals and victory will move them nine points clear of fourth-placed Ayr.
Speaking about the personnel situation, Farrell added: "Steven Bell is back from suspension but he is struggling with a thigh injury. Grant Gallagher is reacting well to antibiotics for a problem which kept him out of the Ayr game.
"Stephen Stirling wasn't right before that game but he wanted to play. In hindsight, he possibly shouldn't have started."
SPFL LEAGUE ONE:
Stranraer: David Mitchell, Scott Robertson, Mark Docherty, Scott Rumsby (David MacGregor - 45'), Frank McKeown, Stephen Sirling (Lloyd Kinnaird 45'), Sean Winter, David McKenna, Martin Grehan (Adam Forde - 66'), Jamie Longworth, Andrew Stirling. Subs Not Used: Ryan Borris, Chris Fahey
Referee: Brian Colvin Attendance: 1141