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"FRUSTRATING" would seem to be the perfect word to sum up David Barron's luck as of late.

He overcame a hamstring injury, which had kept him sidelined since before Christmas, to return to the Stranraer team against Forfar.

Then, on Tuesday evening, a calf injury saw him limp off after just 26 minutes, with the Blues leading 1-0.

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The defender, who said he felt the problem just 60 seconds after kick-off, spoke to the club website less than 24 hours after that game.

He is due to have the injury assessed tonight (Thursday) but is anticipating he could be sidelined for a couple of weeks.

He said: "I am not optimistic because I was struggling to walk.

"The last injury was my hamstring, which is frustrating but seems to be the story of my career.

"My body just fails me every time and I don't why it keeps happening.

"It is so frustrating, especially since I had played three under 20s games for fitness and felt fine.

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"I played 45 minutes at Forfar on Saturday and felt fine."

So, it seems likely the former St Mirren man will be watching this weekend's clash with Alloa from the stands at Stair Park.

It also forces manager Stevie Farrell into another reshuffle, with Kyle Turner missing Tuesday's game through injury.

The midweek defeat also means Stranraer's winless streak stretches to three games, with a tough tie anticipated against the high-flying Wasps.

Barron said it was all about the team digging deep over the remaining 10 games to ensure the season did not slip away.

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The 30 year old, who is now in his third season at Stair Park, said: "There are 10 games to go and pretty much every team at either end of the table in every league will be rolling up their sleeves to get into playoffs or to avoid playoffs at the other end.

"Most of the teams will be saying the exact same thing.

"It is not about pretty football - it is about getting results."

The Blues were 2-0 winners over Alloa back in October, with Ryan Wallace and Jamie Hamill on target.

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Jim Goodwin's men have since turned their form around and sit comfortably in the playoff spots.

Barron said there was no point in looking back to Tuesday night and instead full focus had to be on this Saturday's visitors.

He added: "You just need to look forward to the next game.

"You cannot change what has happened.

"We will work hard in training on Thursday, sort out things that have been going wrong and go from there.

"That is the good thing about football that there is always another game next week."

Photos: Stranraer FC, Bill McCandlish.

SPFL 3L1 6474

1 Arbroath 17 45
2 Raith Rovers 17 32
3 East Fife 17 26
4 Forfar Athletic 17 24
5 Montrose 17 21
6 Airdrieonians 17 20
7 Stranraer 16 20
8 Dumbarton 17
9 Brechin City 16 16
10 Stenhousemuir 17 15


2018/19 Squad

1 - Max Currie (GK)
2 - Daniel Higgins (DEF)

3 - Chris McGowan (DEF)
4 - Andy McDonald (DEF)
5 - David Brownlie (DEF)
6 - Connor McManus (MID)
7 - Mark Lamont (MID)
8 - Kyle Turner (MID)
10 - Luke Donnelly (STR)
11 - Grant Anderson (M/S)
12 - Ian Smith (MID)

13 - Lyle Avci (GK)
14 - Cameron Elliott (MID)
16 - Max Ashmore (MID)
17 - David Smith (D/M)
18 - Innes Cameron (STR)
19 - Ciaran Diver (STR)
20 - PJ Crossan (STR)

22 - Jamie Hamill (DEF)
23 - Adam Cummins (DEF)