Stirling Albion are hoping to face Berwick Rangers at Forthbank on Saturday – if the freezing weather relents.
The Binos were due to host East Stirlingshire in a rearranged fixture last night (Tuesday) but that clash, originally scheduled for December 1, was postponed due to a frozen pitch for the second time.
No new date has been set but it can’t be played next midweek as John Coughlin’s team have a match against Montrose at Ochilview lined up.
The Binos head into the weekend clash on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Rangers but they can take plenty of encouragement from their performance against Ally McCoist’s side.
In front of almost 50,000 fans, Albion held out for almost an hour until David Templeton broke the deadlock and Andy Little’s clincher came in the closing stages, after Josh Flood had been denied an equaliser when he hit the post and midfielder Daly McSorley was sent off for a second booking.
Player/manager Greig McDonald said: “Saturday was a great experience for all the players and supporters of Stirling Albion. I’m obviously disappointed that ultimately we have come away from the game with nothing in terms of points.
“However, I’m proud of my players - the team gave everything and I hope that the experience of such an atmosphere and the continuation of that spirit in every game.
“I would like to thank our supporters who made the journey to Govan. You might have been outnumbered but you did our club proud and your presence meant a great deal to the team.”
Stirling failed to build on their shock 1-0 win over Rangers in October and need to gather points from the home double header against Berwick this weekend and Peterhead on December 22 as they bid to haul themselves off the foot of the Third Division.
The Binos haven’t picked up a point since the 2-2 draw at Peterhead on October 27 and crashed 4-1 to Berwick at Shielfield back in September.
The Borderers are fifth in the table after drawing 1-1 at home to Peterhead on Saturday but their sole away success came against East Stirlingshire at the end of November.
Stirling’s last home fixture ended in a 4-1 defeat to Elgin and only Annan and Rangers have been defeated so far.
Saturday is a vital game for the Binos, but with the milder conditions not forecast to arrive until Friday it’s uncertain whether the match goes ahead. Admission prices are £10 for adults, £7 for seniors/students and £5 for U17s. Kick-off is 3pm.