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THERE is no getting away from it – the next three games for Stranraer are big.

The Blues take on Dumbarton, Brechin City and Stenhousemuir before the end of the month.

Mathematically, three good results would not yet be enough to secure League One football for another season but it would certainly be a step in the right direction.

First up is Dumbarton this Saturday, with the Blues hoping to build on a point secured at Arbroath on Tuesday evening.

Innes Cameron was one of those involved at Gayfield and is hoping to ensure the Blues can edge away from the bottom three.

He said: “They are probably bigger than most of the games, especially at the time of the season we are at.

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“We know if we put in hard work, that’s the least we can do, if we put as much as we can into the games we should, hopefully, get the results we are looking for.”

Two of the three games take place at Stair Park, with a trip to Glebe Park sandwiched in between.

Cameron, who scored on his debut in Stranraer, was hoping the home fans could help push the Blues over the line.

He said: “It is always good to play home games.

“We do get an advantage and a lot of teams do not like to come to Stranraer.

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“It is a tough place to play and we want to make it difficult for teams to take points off us.

“The crowd help with that and hopefully we can give a good performance at the weekend.”

The 18-year-old has now clocked up 16 appearances for the Blues and found the net on five occasions.

Three of those strikes have come in the last five games, with the frontman stepping up to prove a real goal threat.

He said: “It has taken me a bit of time to settle but I feel like I am playing better than I was.

“I’m really enjoying getting regular first team football and it is helping me to improve week in, week out.

“I feel from where I was at the start of the season compared to now, there is a big difference.

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“Training and playing first team football helps compared to reserve football and I am really enjoying it and long may it continue.

“Hopefully, I can add more goals but it has been an alright start to the year.

“Hopefully, I can keep that going and I am playing with confidence at the moment.”

Kyle Turner found the net for the Blues at league leaders Arbroath to end a five-game losing streak for Stranraer.

It was a promising performance and one that could have seen Stevie Farrell’s men pick up more than just a single point.

Cameron picked up his first-ever yellow card when he went down under a challenge from Arbroath goalkeeper Darren Jamieson.

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The travelling fans called for a penalty but referee Craig Napier felt otherwise and awarded the hosts a free-kick.

Cameron said: “I thought it was a penalty.

“Sometimes you don’t get the decision but we’ve all seen the photographic evidence.

“It looks like being a penalty but at the end of the day we didn't get it and we can't complain too much.

“I was as shocked as everybody there that it was not a penalty.

“You could clearly see there was a mark on my sock where the goalkeeper had caught me but you don’t get them all.

“Just, hopefully, we get a bit of luck at some point.”

Photos: Stranraer FC, Bill McCandlish
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 Pos  Team  Pld   Pts 
1 Ayr United 3 6
2 Livingston
2 5
3 Falkirk 3 4
4 Stranraer 2 3
5 Berwick 2 0

Fixtures

2019/20 Squad

1 - Max Currie (GK)
2 - Scott Robertson (DEF)
3 - Jordan Allan (DEF)
4 - Adam Cummins (DEF)
5 - Lee Hamilton (DEF)
6 - Connor McManus (DEF/MID)
7 - James Hilton (MID)
8 - Grant Gallagher (MID)
9 - Mark Stewart (STR)
10 - Leon Murphy (MID)
11 - Ian Smith (MID)
12 - Carlo Pignatiello (MID)
14 - Cameron Elliott (MID/STR)
17 - David Smith (DEF)
18 - David Dangana (STR)
21 - Dale Burgess (GK)
22 - Jamie Hamill (DEF)
23 - Ryan Thomson (MID)