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FOUR GOALS in six games is a tally most strikers would be more than happy with.

Having been moved into an advanced role last season due to a shortage of attacking options, Grant Anderson signed off with a scoring spree in the final run-in.

And now, Anderson is hoping to repeat those feats - whether up front or on the wing.

He said: "Towards the end of last season, obviously (Stevie Farrell) was happy with how I did, I was happy with how I did.

"I enjoyed playing up there, so I would have no qualms against him coming round and saying 'do you fancy playing up front?'.

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"It's something different, you're always involved in the game, and get more touches of the ball.

"It's up to the manager what he wants to do".

With another influx of youngsters arriving at Stair Park this season, the 31 year old is a veteran by comparison, and can draw upon his experience of around 300 senior games to guide the younger members of the squad.

He's not the only experienced head in the side, however - with the likes of Jamie Hamill, Mark Lamont, Adam Cummins, David Smith and Kyle Turner all several seasons into their senior careers.

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Anderson has already found the back of the net in pre-season, scoring in a 4-2 win away to Annan on Tuesday night.

The Blues are back in action on Saturday as they head to Broadwood to face Lowland League outfit Cumbernauld Colts.

The friendly is the third of six for the Stair Park side - a hectic schedule, but one Anderson describes as "enjoyable".

He said: "Obviously the gaffer's just doing it differently.

"Pre-season's always an old-school affair where you get brought in 3 weeks, 4 weeks before the start of the season and just ran into the ground.

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"The best fitness you can get is match fitness, so with 6 games and training in between, you're going to be sharp and ready for the start of the season.

"You get fit without actually noticing you're getting fit, without running around pitches constantly.

"It allows everybody to come down and have a look, and see what the season ahead looks like."

Photos: Stranraer FC

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POS
TEAM PLD
PTS
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
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9 Brechin City 16 16
10 Stenhousemuir 17 15


Fixtures

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)