Stirling Albion manager Greig McDonald admits results must improve after his side slipped four points adrift at the foot of the Third Division following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Clyde.
Jordan White hit his eighth goal of the season but Stefan McCluskey and John Sweeney were on target as the Bully Wee came out on top on the artificial surface at Broadwood.
Albion host Annan this weekend, with the Galabankies heading north on the back of a 2-1 home win over Montrose and having appointed former Dumbarton manager Jim Chapman as their new boss following the recent departure of Harry Cairney.
McDonald, who will be without suspended defender Gary Thom against Annan, blamed defensive errors as the Binos’ run without an away win continued.
He said: “Mark Peat has picked the ball out the net twice and had one save all day, but we have lost the game through basic silly mistakes.
“I don’t think we played as well as we did against Queen’s Park last week but I still think we were the better side. We had plenty ofcorners and their keeper had some excellent saves but we need to take our chances and make our life easier by not losing poor goals.
“The same mistakes are hurting us time and again. It’s frustrating for the players, it’s frustrating for the supporters and it’s frustrating for me, but we just need to bounce back against Annan.
“I can stand here and talk about positives — I would rather Clyde had battered us but we got three points.
“What we need to do is go on a run and the guys are capable of doing it. I do believe, if they keep plugging away, it will come — but there is only so much I can do — when they go out on the park, they need to what they do in training.”
Meanwhile, Stirling Albion’s highly-rated young striker Sandy Cunningham has committed his future to the club by signing a contract until the summer of 2015.
The 17-year-old netted 15 times for the Under-19 side during the first half of the season after moving from Falkirk during the summer and made his top-team debut against Deveronvale in November.
He has impressed in recent appearances as a substitute and manager McDonald said: “I’m delighted Sandy has decided to sign his first professional contract with us.
“He has done very well for the Under-19s this season and we’ve been really impressed with his attitude and contribution to first-team games and training, particularly given his young age, and look forward to seeing him continue that progress in a Stirling Albion jersey.”