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POSTPONEMENTS, abandonments and even, on occasion, games of football.

Stranraer have had a season full of interruptions with the latest of those on Tuesday night with Stair Park getting ready to welcome Brechin City.

However, strong winds saw the game postponed, with both teams on their way to the match.

Andy McDonald was among those on the Stranraer bus making the journey down the A77 when they received word that the midweek clash had fallen victim to the weather.

He said: “Obviously, the boys were on the bus, ready to go and had prepared for the game.

“The closer we got the more you could not see the game being on.

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“I could not tell you where we were but we were past Ayr.

“When the boys were getting on the bus, when we were at Darnley, it was like a hurricane outside.

“We were a bit sceptical but apparently the weather was alright in Stranraer at that time but the closer we were getting, the worse it was getting.”

The defender has only played three times this year through a combination of suspension and selection.

Still, he has kept himself ticking over in training ready for when Stevie Farrell gives him the call.

That could come on Saturday when Stranraer hope to get back to action when they travel to Ochilview Park, the home of Stenhousemuir.


The Warriors picked up a valuable point against East Fife on Tuesday, with Stranraer’s rearranged tie with Brechin now coming on March 26.

McDonald said: “They are two games we need to win, to be perfectly honest.

“We need to win them and the boys are looking forward to the challenge.”

Stranraer’s recent form has been patchy, with just one win since Christmas.

However, 20-year-old McDonald stressed the team were looking to the upcoming games and not the form guide.

He said: “There is no point in feeling sorry for yourself.

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“The only way we can get out of the situation is to put the performances in.

“If you sit and feel sorry for yourselves you are not going to do that.

“The boys know we are capable and confident we will get out of the situation.”

Photos: Stranraer FC, Bill McCandlish

SPFL 3L1 6474

1 Raith Rovers 28 53
2 Falkirk 28 52
3 Airdrieonians 28 48
4 Montrose 28 47
5 East Fife 28 45
6 Dumbarton 28 38
7 Clyde 28 34
8 Peterhead 27 26
9 Forfar Athletic 28 24
10 Stranraer 27 16

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 (MID)
7 - James Hilton (MID/STR)
8 - Grant Gallagher (MID)
9 - Ryan Stevenson (STR)
10 - Denny Johnstone (STR)
11 - Joao Victoria (MID/STR)

12 - Carlo Pignatiello (DEF/MID)
14 - Cameron Elliott (MID/STR)
16 - Lewis McIntyre (DEF)
20 - Jordan Ross (MID)

21 - Dale Burgess (GK)
22 - Jamie Hamill (DEF/MID)
23 - Ryan Thomson (MID)
77 - Andy Stirling (MID)